Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.
Chavez was awarded a $4 million salary on Saturday by arbitrators Mark Irvings, Steven Wolf and Edna Francis, who heard the case a day earlier. The Blue Jays argued the right-hander should be paid $3.6 million.
The Blue Jays have signed right-hander Gavin Floyd to a one-year, $1 million dollar contract.
A 12-year veteran who has also pitched for Philadelphia, the Chicago White Sox and Atlanta, Floyd made seven relief appearances with Cleveland last season, missing significant time with a fractured elbow for the second straight year.
Also Saturday, the Blue Jays hired former Cleveland and Seattle manager Eric Wedge as Player Development Advisor.
Jose Bautista wants to play his entire career for the Blue Jays, and the team intends to explore an extension that could make that happen, sources told ESPN on Friday.
Bautista, 35, told the Canadian Press on Thursday that he would consider it "an honor" to finish his career with the Blue Jays.
"Fans-wise, city-wise, having the country behind us and every other aspect of being a Toronto Blue Jay player is something that I love," Bautista said. "Now, hopefully, that matches up with the new front office desire to win now, kind of like myself."
Sources told ESPN that the Blue Jays and Bautista's agent, Jay Alou, plan to begin negotiations about a potential extension during spring training. The sources also said the team expects to hold similar talks with the representatives for Edwin Encarnacion.
The Toronto Blue Jays have been in contact with Yovani Gallardo, according to a report.
Mark Shapiro spoke highly of Gallardo during a radio interview with Sportsnet 590 The Fan on Wednesday.
"He's the kind of guy that would make us better. He's the kind of guy you'd like to have," Shapiro said. "Whether or not, from a resource perspective, we still have enough to make a move like that, I think that's still a variable that exists. But we do have some flexibility still. Thinking about how we use those resources is still a question."
Gallardo is tied to draft compensation after rejecting a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers. The Blue Jays currently own the 26th overall selection in this June's Draft.
The Toronto Blue Jays have significant decisions to make soon with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion both only signed through this season.
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins told MLB Network Radio that the club has been in contact with both players, but no offers have been made.
"Would we like to have them here long term? Absolutely," Atkins said. "The challenge with that is, can we see eye to eye on what that value is going to be?"
Encarnacion is slated to earn $10 million in 2016, the final year of a seven-year contract.
Bautista will make $14 million next season.
"It's the kind of thing where it's a huge decision either way," Atkins said. "It's going to take a lot of work on our end, and I think what we've been focused on to date is, how do we make this team better without sacrificing our future? We'll continue to do that as we factor in the decision to extend [Encarnacion and Bautista]. We'll hopefully come to terms with something that makes them happy."