Girodo off 40-man, stays in Blue Jays' camp

February 15th, 2017
Chad Girodo made his debut for Toronto in 2016 and allowed five earned runs in 10 1/3 innings. (AP)Frank Gunn/AP

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Blue Jays left-hander was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Wednesday afternoon but he will remain in Toronto's Spring Training camp as a non-roster invitee.
Girodo was designated for assignment a week ago when the Blue Jays made a series of moves to create space on the 40-man roster for veteran relievers J.P. Howell and Joe Smith. Girodo later cleared waivers and on Wednesday officially remained with the organization.
The 26-year-old made his big league debut for Toronto last season and allowed five earned runs over 10 1/3 innings. He also went 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA over 35 2/3 innings for Triple-A Buffalo.
Girodo won't crack the 25-man roster, but he could still regain his standing within the organization with a strong start in Buffalo. He will be competing with , and among others to warrant consideration during the season if anything happens to Howell, who is Toronto's primary lefty reliever.