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Adam Loewen returns to Blue Jays on minor league deal

Jan 14, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

Adam Loewen Reuters

For a brief time last winter there was some talk of pitcher-turned-outfielder Adam Loewen winning an Opening Day job with the Mets, but instead he spent the season at Triple-A and didn’t play particularly well.

Loewen left as a free agent and has returned to the Blue Jays, agreeing to a minor-league deal. Loewen is Canadian and played in Toronto’s minor-league system from 2009-2011 after his pitching career with Baltimore ended.

Time is running out for Loewen to stick in the majors as a position player, because he’s now 29 years old and the former No. 4 overall pick in the 2002 draft and one-time top pitching prospect has already spent two seasons at Triple-A, hitting .283 with 25 homers and an .837 OPS in 196 games.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jan 14, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    A serious injury ended his pitching career. He still loves the game, so he became an outfielder in order to keep playing.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    and for tonight’s weather forecast….periods of darkness is expected tonight….

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