Janssen and Blue Jays avoid arbitration

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TORONTO (AP) -- Right-hander Casey Janssen and the Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a $5.9 million, two-year contract.

Janssen gets $2 million this year and $2.9 million in 2013. Monday's agreement includes a $4 million team option for 2014.

A hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Janssen was 6-0 with a 2.26 ERA and two saves in 55 relief appearances last year, when he made $1,095,000. The 30-year-old is 21-19 with nine saves and a 3.81 ERA in 199 relief appearances and 22 starts over five seasons.

He had asked for $2.2 million in arbitration and had been offered $1.8 million.