Pitcher Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to the terms of a 7-season contract extension worth $ 131 million, multiple media reports.
The 27-year-old starter, who was acquired from the Minnesota Twins last July at the trade deadline, could have become a free agent at the end of the 2022 season. This contract extension will redeem his last year of eligibility for the 2022 season. arbitration and will earn him approximately $ 11 million in 2021. He will then receive an annual salary of $ 20 million until the age of 34.
In 12 starts with the Jays late in the season last year, Berrios was 5-4, an earned-run average of 3.58 and had 78 strikeouts in 70 innings and a working third. . He ended the campaign with an earned run average of 3.52 in 191 innings spread over 32 starts.
The Puerto Rico native played the first six seasons of his Major Baseball career with the Twins.
More details to come