The Toronto Blue Jays have found their 25th man.

Mark DeRosa, a 15-year veteran with six years of playoff experience, has signed a one-year US$750,000 deal with a US740,000 club option for 2014.

DeRosa, 37, played six positions as a reserve for the Washington Nationals last year, when he was paid US$800,000. He batted .188 in 48 games. For his career, he is a .270 hitter with a .340 on-base percentage.

Given the Blue Jays' star-studded lineup, it is unlikely their utility man will see much playing time. But DeRosa has accepted that role over the past three seasons with the Cardinals, Giants and Nationals and comes with a reputation as a solid clubhouse leader.

Last year he played every infield position as well as left and right field.

In 22 postseason games with Atlanta, Chicago and St. Louis, DeRosa has hit .358 with a .414 on-base percentage.

The Blue Jays will enter spring training with few questions surrounding their roster. Only the bullpen appears set for a heated competition, with six pitchers battling for the final three spots behind Casey Janssen, Sergio Santos, Darren Oliver and Esmil Rogers.

New additions Maicer Izturis and Emilio Bonifacio can both play second base, with Izturis the front-runner. Bonifacio, who has stolen 70 bases over the past two seasons, will likely be the Jays' primary backup player. He can play three infield positions and is a capable centre-fielder.