TORONTO (AP)The Blue Jays exercised a $3 million option on reliever Anthony Bass on Thursday rather than pay a $1 million buyout.

The 35-year-old right-hander signed a deal last winter with Miami that included a $1 million salary for 2022 plus the option. Bass went 4-3 with a 1.54 ERA in 73 appearances for the Marlins and Blue Jays, who acquired him on Aug. 2.

Bass, who also played for Toronto in 2020, was 2-0 with a 1.75 ERA in 28 appearances after returning to the Blue Jays.

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