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Dotel is reportedly close to deal with Blue Jays

Dec 27, 2010, 1:52 AM EDT


Octavio Dotel is close to reaching agreement on a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to Enrique Rojas of

Rojas reports that the deal would be similar to last year’s contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, in which Dotel received $3.2 million plus another potential $500,000 in incentives.

Dotel was 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 22 saves last season for the Pirates, Dodgers and Rockies. He struck out 75 and walked 32 in 64 innings. He would get a chance to be the closer in Toronto, since Kevin Gregg is a free agent seeking big dollars elsewhere.

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  1. proudlycanadian - Dec 27, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    When I saw this speculation last night, I was a bit surprised given his age. He will have to win the closer’s job in spring training as it will not be handed to him. A 1 year contract is appropriate.

  2. Old Gator - Dec 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Do tell?

    • proudlycanadian - Dec 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM

      Definitely not deux tell. We will find out more about the dough tell later.

  3. virusgvr - Dec 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    This guy was passed to 3 different teams for trade bate. Posted a 4 ERA and struck out 75 batters in 60 something innings. He is going to get the same contract as last year??? For what??? Your going to tell me that he is worth 3.5 million dollars? No way!!!

  4. missthemexpos - Dec 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Maybe I can relax a little more in the old easy chair during the 9th inning this year. Last year with Gregg added more drama and suspense than you find in your average Hollywood movie.

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