Blue Jays re-sign Randal Grichuk to a five-year extension

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Toronto Blue Jays has signed outfielder Randal Grichuk to a five-year deal. He will receive $52 million over the lifetime of this deal. 

This is the third straight deal by teams, who signed locked up young talent. This includes the Colorado Rockies signing pitcher Germán Márquez to a five-year deal. 

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk hits an RBI double against the Tampa Bay Rays
Randal Grichuk hits an RBI double against the Tampa Bay Rays (Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves also re-signed outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. to a five-year deal. 

The 27-year-old Rosenberg, Texas native was a first-round draft pick by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2009 MLB Draft. He was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Blue Jays on Jan. 19, 2018. 

In exchange for Grichuk, the Cardinals acquired Dominic Leone and prospect Conner Greene. 

This will be his second season with the Blue Jays. He has a .125 batting average with one RBI in five games. 

He also has one double on two hits. Grichuk also scored three runs. 

In his career with the Blue Jays, he has a .241 batting average. He also has 26 home runs and 63 RBI’s in 129 games. 

He also has 33 doubles and one triple in 106 hits. He also scored 63 runs. 

Before being traded to Toronto, he had a .249 batting average with 66 home runs and 182 RBIs in 404 games with the Cardinals. He also had 83 doubles and 14 triples on 321 hits, while scoring 179 runs. 

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