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Kelly Johnson agrees to $6.37M deal

Updated: January 17, 2012, 6:52 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- 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.

Johnson gets $6,375,000, a raise from $5.85 million. Villanueva receives $2,277,500, up from $1,415,000. Francisco's salary is $1,537,500, a raise from $1,175,000.

Johnson was acquired Aug. 23 from Arizona and hit .270 with three homers and nine RBIs for the Blue Jays.

Villanueva was 6-4 with a ...

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