The Toronto Blue Jays are still in pursuit of free-agent right-hander Octavio Dotel, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays are also involved, a major league source told FOXSports.com.
Dotel pitched for the Pirates, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers this year and made 68 relief appearances – his second-highest total since 2004. So, it’s not surprising that Pittsburgh is interested in bringing him back.
Meanwhile, the Rays and Blue Jays have seen their respective bullpens depleted by free agency. Neither team has an established closer. That could explain why Dotel, who recorded 22 saves this year, is appealing to them.