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Jays sign Wells to $126 million, seven-year extension

Updated: December 18, 2006, 6:25 PM ET
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TORONTO -- All-Star center fielder Vernon Wells agreed Friday night to a seven-year, $126 million contract extension with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The commissioner's office and players union approved the deal Saturday, and the Blue Jays announced the extension Monday.

Wells' pact, the sixth-largest in baseball history, would give him a $25.5 million signing bonus, no-trade clause and guarantee him the right to opt out of his contract after four years. In addition, he could earn bonuses ...

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