No terms of the deal were released but MLB.com is reporting the deal will pay the veteran left-hander a total of $2.5 million.
Choate appeared in a career-high 85 games for Tampa Bay last season, compiling a 4-3 record and 4.23 earned run average in 44 2/3 innings.
“We felt adding a second lefty to the bullpen was important,” said president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest. “Randy is experienced and proven against left-handed hitters. Heading into spring training, our bullpen has a different, balanced look.”
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