Major League Baseball signings roundup: Jays, Donaldson reach record arbitration deal

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-Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.5 million.

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins didn't see a problem giving all-star third baseman Josh Donaldson a hefty raise for the upcoming season.

Josh Donaldson, a third baseman for Toronto, signed a Major League Baseball record salary deal for arbitration-eligible players Friday, inking a $23 million contract to remain with the Blue Jays in 2018, according to multiple reports.

Donaldson was eligible for salary arbitration after being paid $17 million last year in the final season of a two-year, $28.65 million contract.

After three straight years as an All-Star and two with top-five finishes in All-Star voting Donaldson's production was slightly down in 2017, partially due to an early-season calf injury that kept him out for six weeks.

"We definitely still have flexibility and we definitely have room to make moves whether that be via free agency or trade and I feel like we're in a good position to make our team better", Atkins said.

Carrera earned $1,162,500 last season, when the 30-year-old Venezuelan played every outfield spot and batted.282 with eight homers and 20 RBIs in a career-high 131 games for the Blue Jays - 91 of those in left field.

-Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann, who hit.253 with 13 home runs and 49 RBIs last season, agreed to a $2.375 million salary for 2018.

Loup, who made $1,125,000 in 2017, went 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA in 70 appearances and 57 2/3 innings.

Marcus Stroman, Roberto Osuna, Aaron Sanchez, Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis and Dominic Leone are the club's other eligible players.

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