Toronto Blue Jays Sign Star Shortstop To Multi-Year Deal

They avoided arbitration.

The Toronto Blue Jays and shortstop Bo Bichette have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract.

The financial terms have not yet been announced, but Bichette will definitely be looking at a big raise from the $723,000 he made last season.

He was set for an arbitration hearing on Thursday, but instead the two sides have now agreed on a multi-year deal.

It buys out his remaining arbitration years, and he'll hit free agency after the 2026 season.

The twenty-four-year-old absolutely tore it up in September last season, leading to an overall .290/.333/.469 triple-slash line on the season, with 24 home runs, 93 RBIs, 13 stolen bases and 91 runs scored over 159 games. Bichette also led the American League in hits with 189, the second year in a row he's done so.

Bichette is entering his fifth season.
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