Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times has the year-by-year breakdown of Jered Weaver’s five-year, $85 million extension with the Angels:
Signing bonus: $1 million
2012: $14 million
2013: $16 million
2014: $16 million
2015: $18 million
2016: $20 million
As part of the contract, which bought out his final season of arbitration and first four seasons of free agency, Weaver also got a full no-trade clause. He’s signed through age 33.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday night that the Blue Jays have signed outfielder Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million deal. The contract is pending a physical and includes performance incentives.
Granderson, who turns 37 years old in March, spent last season with the Mets and Dodgers, batting an aggregate .212/.323/.452 with 26 home runs and 64 RBI in 527 plate appearances. He struggled offensively after going to the Dodgers, mustering a paltry .654 OPS. He went 1-for-15 in the playoffs as well.
The Blue Jays will likely platoon Granderson in the corner outfield. His career OPS is 158 points higher versus right-handed pitchers than against left-handers.