Michael Broadway keeps climbing the ladder.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound righthander from Pope County, Ill., agreed to a 2014 minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, with an invitation to attend Major League spring training.
Broadway, 26, split time between double-A Harrisburg and triple-A Syracuse in the Washington Nationals’ system last season. He finished 2-1 with six saves and a 2.45 earned run average in 30 relief appearances.
Broadway was originally a fourth-round selection by Atlanta in 2005. He has a 28-24 record with a 4.36 ERA over nine minor league seasons.