Blue Jays sign Marco Estrada to a two-year, $26-million deal

Marco Estrada has signed a two-year extension to remain with the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays have reached agreement on a $26-million, two-year deal with starting pitcher Marco Estrada, the team announced

Estrada, 32, is coming off a season in which he went 13–8 with a 3.13 ERA, which ranked fifth in the American League, in 34 games. Estrada started 28 of those games. He went 2–1 with a 2.33 ERA in three postseason starts before the Blue Jays lost to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series.

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Estrada is expected to earn $11.5 million for 2016 and $14.5 million in 2017. Estrada was offered a one-year qualifying offer worth $15.8 million before signing the new extension ahead of Friday's 5 p.m. deadline.

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