The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-handed reliever Tyler Clippard to a minor-league deal. He reported to Blue Jays camp Wednesday, passed his physical, and will now join a crowded bullpen competition in major-league spring training.

Clippard had been working out at the MLBPA free agent camp in Bradenton, Fla., this spring. The Blue Jays had a pair of scouts in attendance at the camp last week when Clippard pitched against East Japan Railway Company, a Japanese industrial team that played a pair of games against the MLBPA free agents.

Clippard, 33, was traded twice and pitched for three teams last season, ending up with a 4.77 ERA and 10.7 K/9 over 60.1 innings.