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Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, left, and Edwin Encarnacion celebrate after scoring on a Troy Tulowitzki double. The two sluggers have had their 2016 options picked up by the team, as has starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.

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The Toronto Blue Jays exercised the options on outfielder Jose Bautista, right-hander R.A. Dickey and first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion on Tuesday.

The Jays declined the option on infielder Maicer Izturis, allowing him to become a free agent.

Bautista will earn $US14 million in 2016 while Dickey will make $12 million and Encarnacion will receive $10 million.

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Bautista hit 40 homers and drove in 114 runs in helping Toronto reach the playoffs for the first time in 22 years. He delivered a dramatic three-run, seventh-inning homer to lead the Jays past Texas 6-3 in the fifth and deciding game of the American League division series.

Dickey, a veteran knuckleballer, went 11-11 this past season with a 3.91 earned-run average. He registered 126 strikeouts over 214.1 innings pitched.

Encarnacion hit .277 this season with 39 homers and 111 RBIs.

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