BLUE JAYS AGREE TO TERMS WITH

By on January 17, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO, ONTARIO

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS and RHP CARLOS VILLANUEVA have agreed to terms on a US $1.415 million contract for the 2011 and have avoided arbitration.

VILLANUEVA, 28, was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on December 3 in exchange for a player to be named later. The 6-2, 228 lb. right-hander appeared in 50 games for the Brewers during the 2010 season posting a 2-0 record with one save and 14 holds. The native of Santiago, Dominican Republic posted an ERA of 4.61 in 52 2/3 innings while allowing 48 hits with 22 walks and 67 strikeouts.

VILLANUEVA has a career record of 20-24 with six saves and a 4.34 ERA in 230 games, 27 starts, over five seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers.

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