Dotel signs contract with Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays sign pitcher Octavio Dotel to one year contract

The Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a one-year, $3.5 million contract with reliever Octavio Dotel, a major-league source told

The contract includes a $2.75 million salary in 2011, followed by a $3.75 million club option — with a $750,000 buyout — for 2012.

Dotel pitched for the Pirates, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers this year. He went 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 68 relief appearances.

Dotel joins a Toronto bullpen that already lost key setup man Scott Downs. Kevin Gregg, who saved 37 games for the Jays this year, is still a free agent.

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