The Blue Jays signed corner infielder Andy LaRoche to a Minor League contract, with an invitation to the club's Major League Spring Training camp. LaRoche has played in the Majors for parts of five seasons, totaling 403 games with the Dodgers, Pirates and A's. LaRoche, 29, split last season between Triple-A Columbus and Pawtucket, posting a combined .251/.335/.422 batting line, with 20 doubles, 12 homers and 41 RBIs. The right-handed hitter is a career .226 hitter in the Majors, with a .285/.372/.492 batting line in eight Minor League seasons. Marcum's one-year contract will pay him $4 million in salary and can earn $2.25 million in performance bonuses and $1.75 million in roster bonuses.