BLUE JAYS SIGN JANSSEN TO MULTI-YEAR DEAL

By on February 13, 2012

courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays

Jays pitcher Casey Janssen works out this past summer in Dunedin (photo by Eddie Michels)

The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have signed RHP CASEY JANSSEN to a two year contract for US $5.9 million with a club option for 2014 valued at US $4.0 million. Janssen will also make a yearly donation to the JAYS CARE FOUNDATION supporting their efforts in the community.

JANSSEN, 30, appeared in 55 games last season, going 6-0, while posting a 2.26 ERA with two saves. With the 6-0 record, he became only the third Blue Jays pitcher and first since Dennis Lamp (11-0) and Tom Filer (7-0) in 1985 to win at-least six games in a season without a loss. The UCLA product was particularly effective after the All-Star break, recording a 4-0 mark with a 1.61 ERA in 27 games. The 6-3, 203 pound right-hander has played with the Blue Jays in all five of his Major League seasons, owning a 21-19 record with nine saves and a 3.81 ERA in 221 games, including 22 starts.

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