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Baseball Blue Jays agree to one-year deal with veteran pitcher Shoemaker

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker throws to a Texas Rangers batter during a game on Sept. 25, 2018.

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The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran right-hander Matt Shoemaker on Friday.

Shoemaker, who has had right forearm injury problems over the last two seasons, was 2-2 with a 4.94 earned-run average over seven starts with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018.

He made 14 starts in 2017, posting a 6-3 mark and 4.52 ERA.

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Shoemaker, 32, made his debut with the Angels in 2013 and spent parts of six seasons with the team. His best year came in 2014 when he was 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA.

The six-foot-two, 225-pounder could give the Blue Jays some needed depth in the starting rotation, which will likely be anchored by Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez.

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