TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have agreed to terms with
RHP JASON FRASOR, INF JOSE BAUTISTA and RHP JEREMY ACCARDO on contracts for
the 2009 season.
FRASOR, 31, agreed to terms on a 1.45 million US contract for the 2009
season. The 5-10, 175 lb. right hander posted a 1-2 record with a 4.18 ERA in
49 relief appearances. He allowed only 36 hits in 47.1 innings and his .208
opponents batting average ranked 2nd on the club. The native of Chicago,
Illinois has spent his entire five year major league career with the Blue
Jays, holding opponents to a .236 career batting average, while adding 268
strikeouts in 297.1 innings.
BAUTISTA, 28, has agreed to a 2.4 million US contract for 2009. The Santa
Domingo, Dominican Republic resident was acquired by the Blue Jays on August
21 this past season in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Bautista appeared
in 128 games between Pittsburgh and Toronto, hitting 15 home runs with 54 RBI.
The five-year veteran has hit 15 or more home runs in each of his last three
ACCARDO, has come to terms on a $900,000 US deal with incentives. The
Mesa, Arizona native spent the majority of last season on the DL with a
forearm injury, appearing in only 16 games. The 27 year-old recorded a career
high 30 saves in 2007 and will be entering his fourth season with the Blue
Jays in 2009.
The Blue Jays have two arbitration eligible players remaining, who have
yet to agree to terms for the 2009 season; RHP Shawn Camp and LHP Brian
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