Toronto Star scribe Richard Griffin tweets that the Toronto Blue Jays have signed 34 year old infielder / outfielder / soon to be agent Chris Woodward to a Minor League contract. Yes, that Chris Woodward. The same Chris Woodward who was drafted in the 54th round of the 1994 draft by Toronto. The same Chris Woodward who played for the Blue Jays from 1999-2004 as a backup infielder. And the same Chris Woodward whose career on base percentage is below .300.
I can’t imagine a situation in which Woodward would see some time in the Majors this season, and it’s equally difficult to think that Woodward would want to bus around with a Minor League team for another year. As the beloved Tao of Stieb asks, “April Fools already?”
Little known fact: In 2004, Woodward appeared in an episode of Degrassi: The Next Generation.