Rauch, Jays agree to $3.75M deal

Published Jan. 17, 2011 12:00 a.m. EST

Relievers Jon Rauch agreed Monday one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Casey Janssen has settled his salary arbitration case.

Rauch, a free agent, gets one-year deal worth $3.75 million. Janssen's agreement, which was not immediately announced by the team, is for $1,095,000.

Rauch gets a $3.5 million salary this year, and the Blue Jays have a $3.75 million club option for 2012 with a $250,000 buyout.

A 32-year-old right-hander, Rauch was 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA and a career-high 21 saves in 25 chances for the Minnesota Twins last season. He also has pitched for the Chicago White Sox (2002-04), Montreal (2004), Washington (2005-08) and Arizona (2008-09).


Rauch has a 34-27 career record with a 3.71 ERA and 41 saves.

Janssen, a 29-year-old right-hander, was 5-2 with a 3.67 ERA in 56 games last year and made $700,000.

Toronto has seven players remaining in arbitration: major league home run champion Jose Bautista; pitchers Shawn Camp, Jason Frasor, Jesse Litsch and Brandon Morrow; outfielder Rajai Davis; and infielder Yunel Escobar.