Jays add Scutaro
The 32-year-old Scutaro hit .260 with seven home runs and 41 RBis in 104 games last season with Oakland, serving as a backup infield and outfielder for the A’s. That appears to be the role he’ll fill with the Jays, who were searching for a super utility man this winter.
In six big-league seasons, Scutaro has appeared in 551 games between stints with the Mets and A’s. He owns a career .259 average with 92 doubles, 31 homers, 174 RBIs and a .320 on-base percentage. Scutato has a .979 career fielding percentage combined at third base, second base, shortstop and outfield.
Godfrey, 23, went 6-7 with a 3.98 ERA in 21 starts for Class A Lansing last season. The 23-year-old Bell spent ’07 with Class A Dunedin and went 3-7 with a 5.33 ERA in 22 games, including 11 starts.
On Sunday, the Jays also sent infielder Hector Luna and Pedro Lopez outright to Triple-A Syrcause. Toronto also claimed outfielder Cody Haether off waivers from St. Louis. Heather, 24, spent most of the ’07 at Double-A, where he hit .289 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 37 games with Springfield.