Camp ($1.15 million), Janssen ($700,000) agree

Updated: January 19, 2010, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration with all five of their eligible players and have added a pair of free agents to their spring training roster.

The Blue Jays settled Tuesday with five pitchers by agreeing to one-year deals with Jason Frasor ($2.65 million), Brian Tallet ($2 million), Jeremy Accardo ($1.08 million), Shawn Camp ($1.15 million) and Casey Janssen ($700,000).

Toronto also agreed to minor league contracts with outfielder Jeremy Reed and right-hander Steven Register.

Reed hit .242 with no homers and nine RBIs in 161 at-bats for the New York Mets last year. Register split the season between the Colorado and Philadelphia systems and made just one big league appearance, allowing one run in two innings for the Phillies on July 25 against St. Louis. He was 2-5 with a 3.92 ERA in 50 games at Triple-A.

New general manager Alex Anthopoulos had said he would take players to arbitration hearings if they didn't agree before Tuesday's deadline for exchanging figures. The Blue Jays have not been to a hearing since 1997 with Bill Risley.

The 32-year-old Frasor was 7-3 with a 2.50 ERA and 11 saves in 14 chances last season, taking over as closer when Scott Downs injured a toe. Frasor made $1.45 million.

Tallet, also 32, was 7-9 with a 5.32 ERA in a career-high 25 starts and 12 relief appearances, and he earned $1.15 million.

Accardo, 28, had no record and a 2.55 ERA in 26 games for Toronto, making $900,000. He spent most of the season at Triple-A.

The 34-year-old Camp was 2-6 with a 3.50 ERA last year, when he made $752,500.

Janssen, 28, was 2-4 with a 5.85 ERA and one save in five starts and 16 relief appearances following his return in May from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder, an injury that caused him to miss the 2008 season. Janssen, who earned $413,900 last year, is expected to pitch out of the bullpen this season.


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