Blue Jays exercise Barajas option

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have exercised the
contract option on catcher ROD BARAJAS for the 2009 season.
    BARAJAS, 33, appeared in 104 games for the Blue Jays last season, posting
a .249 average with 23 doubles, 11 home runs and 49 RBI. The Ontario,
California native threw out 17 of 59 potential base stealers in 2008, for a
28.8% success rate and is now 28.9% for his career. The veteran of 10 seasons
(Arizona 1999-2003, Texas 2004-06, Philadelphia 2007 & Toronto 2008) is a
career .241 hitter, with 73 home runs and 284 RBI.

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