Blue Jays pick up Casey Janssen's option

Casey Janssen - Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

This is the easiest decision of Alex Anthopoulos' career, but the Jays made it official that they are picking up Casey Janssen's $4 million option on the 2014 season. The definition of a no-brainer.

Casey's career numbers:

Year Age Lg W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9
2006 24 AL 6 10 5.07 19 17 0 94.0 103 58 53 12 21 44 9.9 1.1 2.0 4.2
2007 25 AL 2 3 2.35 70 0 6 72.2 67 22 19 4 20 39 8.3 0.5 2.5 4.8
2009 27 AL 2 4 5.85 21 5 1 40.0 59 29 26 5 14 24 13.3 1.1 3.2 5.4
2010 28 AL 5 2 3.67 56 0 0 68.2 74 29 28 8 21 63 9.7 1.0 2.8 8.3
2011 29 AL 6 0 2.26 55 0 2 55.2 47 14 14 2 14 53 7.6 0.3 2.3 8.6
2012 30 AL 1 1 2.54 62 0 22 63.2 44 18 18 7 11 67 6.2 1.0 1.6 9.5
2013 31 AL 4 1 2.56 56 0 34 52.2 39 17 15 3 13 50 6.7 0.5 2.2 8.5
7 Yrs 26 21 3.48 339 22 65 447.1 433 187 173 41 114 340 8.7 0.8 2.3 6.8
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/31/2013.

Casey would be a free agent after this season, but I'd imagine the Jays will want to extend him.

They still have to let us in on whether they are picking the options on Adam Lind, Mark DeRosa and Munenori Kawasaki.

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