Colby Rasmus, Brett Cecil, Esmil Rogers re-sign with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers, signing them to one-year deals.

Salary arbitration avoided with 1-year deals

Colby Rasmus matched a career high with a .276 batting average last season. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers, signing them to one-year deals.

Rasmus will make $7 million US next season, while Rogers will earn $1.85 million and Cecil will take home $1.3 million.

Rasmus tied a career high with a .276 batting average last season, hitting 22 homers and driving in 66 runs.

Cecil, a left-handed middle relieved, was named to the American League all-star team in 2013. He went 5-1 with a 2.82 earned-run average and 70 strikeouts.

Rogers, a right-handed starter, went 5-9 with a 4.77 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

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