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José Berríos agreed to seven-year extension with Toronto Blue Jays

José Berríos agreed to seven-year extension with Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have agreed to a seven-year contract extension with Puerto Rican right-hander José Berríos, a source told MLB Network’s Jon Paul Morosi. The agreement would be completed pending a physical examination and would be worth US $ 131 million.

Berríos, 27, was scheduled to go into free agency after the 2022 season. Now it looks like the right-hander will continue in Toronto for the long haul, after being acquired by the Blue Jays from the Twins in a trade on July 30.

After joining the Canadian team, Berríos posted a 3.85 ERA in 12 starts. In general, the Puerto Rican finished 2021 with a record of 12-9, an ERA of 3.52 and an ERA + of 122 in 32 starts, reaching personal highs in strikeouts (204) and strikeouts for each base on balls (4.5). In a total of 192 innings pitched, he faced the most batters in the American League, 781.

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Since 2017, the Bayamón native has made 133 starts, including 32 in each of the last three full major league seasons (excluding 2020). In that stretch, his EFE + has been 117, that is, 17 above the average. (MLB in Spanish)

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