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The Blue Jays signed veteran right-hander Miguel Batista to a Minor League contract on Tuesday night. The move isn't expected to have a major impact on the big league club but was instead made to help improve depth at Triple-A Buffalo

"They needed some innings down there just to have any type of role, long relief, spot start," Anthopoulos said. "It's just depth. You'll see a lot of transactions on the Minor League side that they do day in and day out. I understand that anyone who is a former big league player is going to be news, but it's just for them to have more innings and have a little more length."

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The Blue Jays signed veteran right-hander Miguel Batista to a Minor League contract on Tuesday night. The move isn't expected to have a major impact on the big league club but was instead made to help improve depth at Triple-A Buffalo

"They needed some innings down there just to have any type of role, long relief, spot start," Anthopoulos said. "It's just depth. You'll see a lot of transactions on the Minor League side that they do day in and day out. I understand that anyone who is a former big league player is going to be news, but it's just for them to have more innings and have a little more length."

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Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB.

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