So much for a slow off-season!
The Toronto Blue Jays have inked Jose Berrios to a seven-year contract worth $131 million, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith.
Word about Berrios signing a long-term deal broke early on Tuesday morning, when Hector Jose Torres Donato, a Twitter account that Berrios follows, said that the right-handed pitcher’s seven-year contract with the Blue Jays would be announced as early as Wednesday.
STAYING IN TORONTO
Right-hander pitcher @jolamakina will be announced as soon as Wednesday as one of the Toronto Blue Jays’ big signings this offseason. The agreement is expected to be around 7 years and 140 millions for the Puerto Rican. #TeamRubio #PensarNoCuesta pic.twitter.com/ZhY6NPFLSq
— Héctor José Torres Donato (@deplaymaker) November 16, 2021
The Blue Jays acquired Berrios, a two-time All-Star, from the Minnesota Twins back in late July in exchange for top prospects Austin Martin and Simeon Woods Richardson. Berrios came exactly as advertised. Known as a work-horse who consistently puts up solid outings, Berrios posted a quality start in nine of 12 outings with the Blue Jays after the trade, including seven in a row to finish the season.
All told, Berrios tossed 70 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays over 12 starts, posting a 3.58 ERA with 78 strikeouts …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation