Blue Jays exercise $2.5 million option on C Barajas for '09

Updated: October 31, 2008, 2:26 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays exercised a $2.5 million option on catcher Rod Barajas Friday, rewarding the 33-year-old after he batted .249 with 11 homers and 49 RBIs.

Barajas agreed to a one-year deal with Toronto last January after one season with Philadelphia, and the Blue Jays guaranteed him $1.2 million: a $300,000 signing bonus, a $400,000 salary and a $500,000 buyout of the option.

Barajas played in 104 games last season, 26 shy of the threshold for guaranteeing the 2009 ...

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