The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Tuesday that they have signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension with starting pitcher Brandon Morrow. The deal covers Morrow's final two arbitration seasons and at least one year of free agency, depending on whether the Jays exercise an option that they hold for the 2015 season.
According to Mike Wilner of Sportsnet Radio FAN 590 in Toronto, Morrow will make $4 million in 2012, $8 million in 2013 and $8 million in 2014, and Toronto holds a $10 million club option for 2015 with a $1 million buyout attached. The deal guarantees Morrow at least $21 million over the next three years, with a possible payout of $30 million over four years if the option is exercised.
It had previously been reported by Sportsnet's Shi Davidi that Morrow and Toronto were nearing a contract extension, which is now official. Morrow is expected to head a solid Blue Jays rotation next season along with Ricky Romero.