We've covered the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, and Rays in our arbitration eligibles series. Let's finish off the AL East by discussing the Blue Jays players who will be eligible for arbitration after the season.
- First time: Jesse Carlson, Colby Rasmus
- Second time: Brandon Morrow, Jesse Litsch
- Third time: Carlos Villanueva, Casey Janssen, Dustin McGowan
Carlson and McGowan are non-tender candidates, though on the other hand neither would cost much more than the league minimum. Carlson's season ended with a torn rotator cuff, while McGowan is expected to pitch for Toronto next month for the first time since 2008.
Overall it's an affordable arbitration group. We've got Morrow at $4.1MM, Rasmus at $2.8MM, Villanueva at $2MM, Janssen at $1.5MM, and Litsch at $1.3MM. Rasmus switched agencies partially because of this upcoming arbitration case.