According to Robert MacLeod of The Globe and Mail, the Blue Jays plan to exercise Rod Barajas’ option while allowing Gregg Zaun to leave as a free agent.
Barajas has a $2.4MM option with a $500K buyout, so it’s a net cost of $2.1MM. He’s hitting .249/.294/.410 in 377 plate appearances, fluctuating quite a bit month-to-month. Meanwhile Zaun is hitting .222/.332/.344 in 262 PAs while earning $3.75MM. At this point he does not qualify as a Type B free agent, so there’s no point in offering arbitration.