General Manager J.P. Ricciardi then went back to Gregg Zaun who was expecting to finalize a deal with the New York Yankees on Monday afternoon to be their backup catcher. However, with Barajas out of the picture, and the Jays desperately needing a catcher, Zaun was in possession of the ball.
The two sides agreed to a two-year, $7.25 million contract. Zaun, who was looking for a three-year deal, worth $13 million, was also given an option year for the 2009 season worth $3.75 million assuming he reaches a given amount of plate appearances during the first two years of the contract.
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