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Reports: Michael Brantley deal with Blue Jays not done

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2021, 06:40 GMT+10

The Toronto Blue Jays have not yet reached a deal with free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, as multiple outlets walked back their reports Wednesday.

The Blue Jays refuted the reports that a deal had been struck with Brantley, though discussions continue between the sides, per the new reports.

Reports about the discussions follow Tuesday night's reports that the Blue Jays signed Brantley's former teammate, George Springer, to a six-year, $150 million deal.

The Jays also reportedly reached agreements with pitchers Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood on Tuesday.

Brantley, 33, is coming off a two-year stint in Houston after 10 years in Cleveland. Brantley hit .300 with an on-base percentage of .364 and slugging percentage of .476 in 46 games last season with five home runs and 22 RBIs. The four-time All Star is a career .297/.354/.440 hitter with 114 home runs.

Brantley split time last season between left field and designated hitter. In addition to Springer, the Blue Jays also feature Randal Grichuk, Teoscar Hernandez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the outfield.

--Field Level Media

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