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Toronto Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus hits a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of their Interleague League baseball game in Toronto May 27, 2013. (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)
Toronto Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus hits a home run against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning of their Interleague League baseball game in Toronto May 27, 2013. (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS)

Blue Jays avoid arbitration with outfielder Rasmus, pitchers Cecil and Rogers Add to ...

The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Colby Rasmus and pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers, signing them to one-year deals.

Rasmus will make $7-million next season, while Rogers will earn $1.85-million and Cecil will take home $1.3-million.

Rasmus tied a career high with a .276 batting average last season, hitting 22 homers and driving in 66 runs.

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Cecil, a left-handed middle relieved, was named to the American League all-star team in 2013. He went 5-1 with a 2.82 earned-run average and 70 strikeouts.

Rogers, a right-handed starter, went 5-9 with a 4.77 ERA and 96 strikeouts.

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