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Blue Jays Sign Ricky Romero to five-year extension
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed left-hander pitcher Ricky Romero today, to a five-year, $30.1 million contract extension that will run from the 2011 to 2015 season with a club option for the 2016 season.
This was another well-timed move by Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, who managed to secure a young potential ace for a reasonable, but fair, salary.
The advantage to signing Romero now, is eliminating the risk that he has a stellar 2011 season and then seeks the subsequent higher salary demands that a superb season would dictate.
Ricky Romero 2009 and 2010 Combined Career: 52GS, 22W, 16L, 3CG, 1SO, 273K, 3.94ERA, 1.40WHIP, .267BAA