Blue Jays lock up Cecil, Rasmus and Rogers

Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus will make $7 million this season, pitchers Brett Cecil $1.3 million and...

Blue Jays' Colby Rasmus will make $7 million this season, pitchers Brett Cecil $1.3 million and Esmil Rogers $1.85 million. (Reuters)

Bob Elliott, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:48 PM ET

Former Blue Jay Bill Risley threw his final pitch Sept. 26, 1998 when he retired the Detroit Tigers in the 13th inning.

Yet, Friday was Bill Risley day.

The Blue Jays settled with centre fielder Colby Rasmus, right-hander Esmil Rogers and lefty reliever Brett Cecil before the deadline on salary arbitration day.

Salary arbitration time is when reliever Risley, who pitched seven years, gets any mention as he’s the last player the Jays took to arbitration in 1997. Like opening day when Doug Ault gets the most mention for hitting two homers in 1977.


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