Source: José Berríos signs 7-year, $ 131 million extension with Blue Jays


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Source: José Berríos signs 7-year, $ 131 million extension with Blue Jays

José Berríos reached an agreement on a seven-year, $ 131 million extension with the Toronto Blue Jays, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

The deal is pending a physical exam.

Toronto acquired the 27-year-old right-hander at the Minnesota Twins trade deadline, and he was 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 12 starts for the Blue Jays down the stretch.

Berríos was 12-9 overall in 2020, setting career records with a 3.52 ERA and 204 strikeouts. He is 60-47 with a 4.04 ERA in his six-year career.

The two-time All-Star was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2022 season.

Meanwhile, Blue Jays staff ace Robbie Ray is currently a free agent. The AL Cy Young finalist was 13-7 with a 2.84 ERA and led the major leagues with 248 strikeouts.

Left-hander Steven Matz, who was 14-7 with a 3.82 ERA last season, is also a free agent.

The Blue Jays, who finished third in the AL East last season with a 91-71 record, also have veteran left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu and promising 2021 rookie Alek Manoah in their rotation.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan contributed to this report.


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