Toronto Blue Jays

AP source: Bautista, Blue Jays agree to $18M, 1-year deal

Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays after all.

The free agent slugger agreed to an $18 million, one-year contract with Toronto that includes mutual options for more years, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal, said Bautista passed his physical Tuesday night.

The deal contains a mutual option for a second season, with a buyout. It could last three years if the outfielder plays a certain amount of games in the first two.

The 36-year-old Bautista hit 22 homers with 69 RBIs last year while batting .234 in an injury-plagued...