Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen, first baseman Adam Lind and infielder Mark DeRosa will return to Toronto next season.
The Jays confirmed Friday that their contract options have been exercised.
However, Munenori Kawasaki is a free agent after his contract option was declined.
In other moves, right-handers Josh Johnson and Ramon Ortiz were reinstated from the 60-day disabled list...
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November 01, 2013
The Toronto Blue Jays made the decision on Thursday to exercise the 2014 options of Casey Janssen, Adam Lind and Mark Derosa. An option on Munenori Kawasaki was declined.
Lind will earn $7 million to play in the outfield while Janssen will earn $4 million as the teams closer. The Blue Jays are hoping that DeRosa returns for the 2014 season at a salary of$750...
The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised Casey Janssen’s $4 million option for the 2014 season, sportsnet.ca has learned.
Janssen, 32, was one of the most effective closers in baseball during the 2013 season, making the decision an easy one for the team. The $4 million option is part of the US$5.9 million, two-year deal Janssen just completed, leaving him eligible for free agency...
Earlier this morning on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, one of the current broadcasters (and former Major Leaguer) Dirk Hayhurst pleaded his case about one of the more successful Blue Jays bullpen hurlers: Casey Janssen.
It’s no secret, especially to those who follow the Jays, that Hayhurst has always spoken his mind and does not have any problem with stirring the pot over players who...
Sort relievers backwards by velocity, and only four closers are in the bottom 30. Sergio Romo and Huston Street live on their sliders, Koji Uehara has his splitter, and then there’s Casey Janssen, humming along with his cutter and a 90 mph fastball. I asked him how he does it, and he graciously answered without resorting to fisticuffs.
Sort that same qualified reliever leaderboard...
Toronto closer Casey Janssen opened in impressive fashion.
Janssen struck out two during a perfect seventh inning in his spring debut as the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 1-0 Friday.
''First time out there, I guess it couldn't have gone any better,'' Janssen said.
Janssen, who finished with 22 saves last season, had surgery in November to address lingering...
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March 22, 2013
Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Casey Janssen has had surgery on his throwing shoulder and is expected to be ready for spring training.
The team said Tuesday that Janssen had the procedure Friday in Los Angeles to repair lingering joint soreness. The 31-year-old had the small portion of the end of his clavicle shaved down to relieve the discomfort.
Janssen was thrust into...
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November 27, 2012
Casey Janssen doesn’t have a problem with the save rule, nor does he have much trouble earning saves. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander racked up 22 of them after being the handed the closer’s role in May. The 31-year-old former set-up man appeared in 62 games overall, logging a 2.54 ERA and 0.864 WHIP while walking just 1.6 batters per nine innings. He talked about his successful...
The Toronto Blue Jays and right-hander Casey Janssen avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a two-year, $5.9 million deal on Monday.
An arbitration hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday.
The 30-year-old will earn $2 million this upcoming season and $2.9 million next year. There is also a $4 million team option for 2014.
Janssen posted a 6-0 record with a 2.26 ERA and a pair...
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Right-hander Casey Janssen and the Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a $5.9 million, two-year contract.
Janssen gets $2 million this year and $2.9 million in 2013. Monday's agreement includes a $4 million team option for 2014.
A hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Janssen was 6-0 with a 2.26 ERA and two saves in 55 relief...