TORONTO (AP) George Springer thinks Toronto's promising young core is similar to the group he played with that led Houston to its first World Series title in 2017. Springer and the Blue Jays agreed last week to a team-record $150 million, six-year contract. ''This lineup reminds me a lot of them,'' Springer said, wearing a Toronto cap and jersey during a video news conference.
An erroneous report saying Michael Brantley had agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays had the outfielder fielding goodbye texts from his Houston Astros teammates most of Wednesday morning. ''There were a lot of a lot of mixed emotions, obviously, in a small timeframe,'' Brantley said Monday. While Brantley never had a deal in place with Toronto, he admitted he was in discussions with the team.
The Houston Astros have re-signed All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley to a two-year contract, general manager James Click announced Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Brantley will reportedly earn $32 million over the course of the deal, according to numerous reports. "There were a lot of mixed emotions, obviously, in a small timeframe," Brantley said.