Kelly Johnson agrees to $6.37M deal
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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