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Blue Jays reach agreement with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Photo: AP)

The Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with 11 of their 12 eligible players, including star Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who got a sizeable raise from last season.

Toronto agreed with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a salary of 14.5 million dollars for the 2023 season, almost double what he earned last year (7.9 million). And that figure will surely continue to grow because they have one more pair of arbitrations left.

The 23-year-old hit .274 with an .818 OPS in 2022. He also made his second All-Star Game and won his first career Gold Glove at first base.

Also read: Soto and the Padres avoid salary arbitration

However, not everything was rosy for the Blue Jays, as they could not reach an agreement with Bo Bichette.

His case will head to an arbitration hearing before the season and, according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the shortstop would earn $5.75 million in arbitration.

The other 10 players who reached an agreement with the Blue Jays, before the deadline, are:

  • RHP Jordan Romano: 4,537,500
  • C Danny Jansen: 3,500,000
  • RHP Adam Cimber: 3.150.000
  • OF Daulton Varsho: 3,050,000
  • Cavan Biggio UTIL: 2,800,000
  • 2B Santiago Espinal: 2,100,000
  • LHP Tim Mayza: 2,100,000
  • RHP Trevor Richards: 1,500,000
  • RHP Erik Swanson: 1,250,000
  • RHP Trent Thornton: 1,000,000
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