Lyou Toronto Blue Jays reached an agreement with the pitcher José Berríos for a $ 131 million seven-year contract, subject to complying with the medical examination, informed on Tuesday to The Associated Press a person aware of the negotiation.
Puerto Rican law was acquired by the Blue Jays through a trade with the Minnesota Twins on the July trade deadline. Your new contract will be crystallized after medical tests. Berríos, 27, could declare a free agent after the 2022 season.
The person spoke to the AP on the condition of not being identified because an official announcement had not yet been released and because they were not authorized to speak about the agreement.
Berríos had a record of 5-4 with a 3.58 ERA in 12 starts for Toronto during the last two months of the season.
Taken by the Twins in the 32nd turn of the 2012 draft, the Puerto Rican became the undisputed ace of the Twins and rarely missed his turn in the rotation. He was selected twice for the All-Star Game.
The contract will be just the third of $ 100 million or more in Blue Jays franchise history. Toronto signed the outfielder George springer for 150 million and six years in the previous winter break. He also a gardener Vernon wells and the Blue Jays agreed for $ 126 million and seven years in 2006; That deal was at the time the sixth juiciest in history.
Los Azulejos has a promising litter of young talent and they will be able to continue strengthening before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette end up earning higher salaries.
Berríos prescribed 204 strikeouts in 192 innings last season. He is 60-47 with a 4.04 ERA in his six major league seasons.