Blue Jays avoid arbitration with P Cecil

Toronto, ON ( – The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration
with relief pitcher Brett Cecil by signing him to a one-year contract on

Cecil, 28, is set to make $2.475 million next season after he compiled a 2-3
record with five saves and a 2.70 earned run average over 66 appearances in

The left-hander is 35-30 with a 4.38 ERA and six saves in 213 career games
(74 starts) spanning six seasons with Toronto.

The Blue Jays also signed outfielder Andy Dirks to a minor league contract
with an invitation to spring training.