Aaron Laffey chooses free agency over minors

Aaron Laffey looks on from the mound in

Aaron Laffey looks on from the mound in the second inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (April 7, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Laffey has chosen to become a free agent rather than report to the minor leagues.

The team announced the decision Monday.

Laffey was claimed off waivers from the Mets last Tuesday. The 28-year-old lefty made one start for Toronto, and was wild in a no-decision Friday night against the Yankees.

Laffey pitched for Toronto last year.

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