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Blue Jays avoid arbitration by agreeing to deals with Giles, Drury and Shoemaker

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with three players on Friday by agreeing to terms on one-year deals with closer Ken Giles, right-hander Matt Shoemaker and infielder Brandon Drury.

Toronto has no remaining arbitration-eligible players on the roster

Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $9.6 million US on Friday, avoiding arbitration with the club. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with three players on Friday by agreeing to terms on one-year deals with closer Ken Giles, right-hander Matt Shoemaker and infielder Brandon Drury.

Giles, who was 2-3 last season with 23 saves and a 1.87 earned-run average, will get $9.6 million US for the 2020 season, the Blue Jays said in a release.

Shoemaker was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA over five starts before undergoing knee surgery that ended his season. His deal is worth $4.2 million.

Drury, who hit 15 homers and drove in 41 runs last season, gets a contract worth $2.05 million.

The Blue Jays have no remaining arbitration-eligible players on the roster.

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