MLB Rumors: Marcus Semien Reportedly Agrees to One-Year, $18M Deal With Blue Jays

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Free-agent shortstop and third baseman Marcus Semien has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan and Jon Heyman.

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run off of Houston Astros starting pitcher Jose Urquidy (not pictured) during the fifth inning in game three of ...

The Blue Jays had been looking at Semien at second base, and per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, that is expected to be Semien's primary position. 

The 30-year-old last played for the Oakland Athletics, where he spent six seasons. Semien also had a two-year stint with the Chicago White Sox.

He finished third in the American League MVP race in 2019—he had 8.9 bWAR, hit .285 with 33 home runs and played in every game—but regressed last season. His .679 OPS was his lowest since 2014 when he was still a utility man with the White Sox. 

In 2019, Semien also led all major leagues in games played and plate appearances with the Oakland.

Check out the rest of Tuesday's MLB rumors below:

  • The Minnesota Twins are reportedly signing shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a one-year contract worth $10.5 million. (Jeff Passan, ESPN)