Found January 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Toronto Blue Jays signed second baseman Kelly Johnson, righthander Carlos Villanueva and outfielder Ben Francisco to one-year contracts on Tuesday. Johnson's deal is for $6.375 million, Villanueva will earn $2.3 million and Francisco will receive $1.537 million. Johnson, 29, posted a .270 average with three homers and nine RBIs during his time with Toronto last season. He was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August. Villanueva, 28, recorded a 6-4 mark with a 4.04 ERA in 33 games with the Blue Jays last season. Francisco, 30, batted .240 with six homers and 35 RBIs with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011.

Charlie V Signed, Sealed & Delivered

The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with Carlos Villaneuva by signing the right-hander to a one-year deal worth just over $2.2 million. Carlos Villaneuva won six of ten decisions with the Blue Jays in 2011 with a 4.04 earned run average.  Over 33 appearancances, 11 of which were starts, he struck out 68 batters over 107 innings.The 28 year-old Villaneuva earned his first...

Jays, 2B Johnson agree to 1-year, $6.37M deal

The Blue Jays have agreed to one-year contracts with second baseman Kelly Johnson, right-hander Carlos Villanueva and outfielder Ben Francisco, avoiding salary arbitration.

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The Blue Jays announced they've avoided arbitration with second baseman Kelly Johnson for $6.375MM and outfielder Ben Francisco for $1.5375MM.

Villanueva inks one-year deal, avoids arbitration

The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $2,277,500 with pitcher Carlos Villanueva, thus avoiding salary arbitration with the right-hander.

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