The Toronto Blue Jays are pursuing free-agent right-hander Octavio Dotel as one option to upgrade their bullpen, a major league source told FOXSports.com.
Toronto doesn’t have an experienced closer on its current roster, which enhances the appeal of the 37-year-old Dotel. He saved 21 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year and has 105 saves in his career.
Dotel pitched for the Pirates, Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers last season and made a total of 68 appearances – his second-highest total since 2004. He finished with a 3-4 record and 4.08 ERA.
Kevin Gregg led Toronto with 37 saves, but is currently a free agent. The Jays already lost ace setup man Scott Downs to the Los Angeles Angels, but right-hander Jason Frasor will return after accepting salary arbitration.
— Jon Paul Morosi