Right-hander Marco Estrada called his decision to return to the Toronto Blue Jays “a step in the right direction.”
Not surprisingly, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins felt the same way.
Estrada signed a one-year, $13 million deal Wednesday to remain with Toronto in 2018. The 10-year veteran and 2016 All-Star said it wasn't a tough call.
“I guess I could have tested the market and tried to get more than one year, but right now I'm happy here and I want to come back,” Estrada said. “I think we're going to have a really good team to go for it and I want to be a part of it. I didn't want to miss out on that ride.”