No Multiyear Deal For Aaron Hill

From Buster Olney’s blog this morning:

The Blue Jays attempted to sign second baseman Aaron Hill to a multiyear deal but could not reach an agreement.

Hill, 26, broke out last year with a .291/.333/.459 line.  He could be even better this season, with a shot at 20 home runs.  His defense is among the best in the game at second base.

Hill will reach arbitration for the first time after this season.  Orlando Hudson might be a solid comparable.  Hudson made $2.3MM, $3.9MM, and $6.25MM in his arbitration years.

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