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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Brandon Morrow signs new 3-year deal

Associated Press

TORONTO -- Pitcher Brandon Morrow and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $21 million, three-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.

Morrow gets $4 million this year and $8 million in each of the following two seasons. Toronto has a $10 million option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout.

The 27-year-old Morrow was 11-11 last season with a 4.72 ERA.

But the right-hander also set career highs in wins (11), innings (179 1/3) and strikeouts (203).

On Monday, the Jays announced the signing of 44-year-old infielder Omar Vizquel to a minor league contract.