The Blue Jays have signed veteran outfielder Luke Scott to a minor-league deal, according to a major-league source. Scott, who has been playing in Mexico, will report to the Jays' Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo on Thursday.
Scott, 36, has not appeared in the majors since 2013 with the Rays, spending last season in Korea and starting this year with the Pericos de Puebla in Mexico. He hit .292/.400/.519 with seven homers and 27 RBI in 28 games with Puebla to start the year, leading to Toronto's decision to add him as potential left-handed power depth at the Triple-A level.
In nine major-league seasons with the Astros (2005-2007), Orioles (2008-2011) and Rays (2012-2013), Scott is a lifetime .258/.340/.481 hitter with 135 homers and 436 RBI. He spent last season with the SK Wyverns in Korea, hitting .267 with six homers in 33 games and is looking to return to the majors as outfield depth for the Jays.