Blue Jays sign Matt Chapman to a $25M extension

The Toronto Blue Jays signed third baseman Matt Chapman to a two-year, $25 million contract extension.

The extension buys out the final two years of Chapman’s arbitration years and he’s now eligible to become a free agent after the 2023 season.

Toronto recently acquired Chapman from the Oakland A’s for pitchers Gunnar Hoglund, Zach Logue, Kirby Snead, and shortstop Kevin Smith.

The three-time Golden Glove winner struggled a bit at the plate last season posting a .210/.314/403 slash line, but he still hit 27 home runs and 72 RBI.

With the short-term extension, Chapman should be able to settle down and have a good couple of seasons with the Blue Jays.


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