Blue Jays Sign Joe Panik To Minor League Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have had a busy Saturday.

While they hosted Blue Jays’ Winterfest at Rogers Centre, they unveiled new flashy uniforms. Furthermore, they made a move on Saturday too. The organization signed Joe Panik to a minor-league contract Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

Obviously, this is a good little depth move. Recently general manager Ross Atkins said that the team wasn’t done making moves; and this speaks towards that. If there is an injury of some sort, Panik could be a guy who fills a role at a few different spots. He’s a good pro for a lot of the young Blue Jays to learn from.

Finally, hearing Mark Shapiro talk today at the Winterfest event after the unveiling of the uniforms was cool. He speaks like a pretty wise baseball guy, and Toronto’s recent moves seem to suggest they believe they have more than a shot at surprising folks in 2020.