TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers, signing them to one-year deals.
Rasmus will make US$7 million next season, while Rogers will earn $1.85 million and Cecil will take home $1.3 million.
Rasmus tied a career high with a .276 batting average last season, hitting 22 homers and driving in 66 runs.
Cecil, a left-handed middle relieved, was named to the American League all-star team in 2013. He went 5-1 with a 2.82 earned-run average and 70 strikeouts.
Rogers, a right-handed starter, went 5-9 with a 4.77 ERA and 96 strikeouts.