Blue Jays avoid arbitration by agreeing to deals with Giles, Drury and Shoemaker


TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with three players on Friday by agreeing to terms on one-year deals with closer Ken Giles, right-hander Matt Shoemaker and infielder Brandon Drury.

Giles, who was 2-3 last season with 23 saves and a 1.87 earned-run average, will get US$9.6 million for the 2020 season, the Blue Jays said in a release.

Shoemaker was 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA over five starts before undergoing knee surgery that ended his season. His deal is worth $4.2 million.

Drury, who hit 15 homers and drove in 41 runs last season, gets a contract worth $2.05 million.

The Blue Jays have no remaining arbitration-eligible players on the roster.