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Hill's Future In Toronto Remains Uncertain
As of Thursday, the Blue Jays had yet to inform Aaron Hill whether or not they'll pick up the remaining years on his contract.
"It's natural to think about it," Hill said. "But the Jays know I want to stay here, so hopefully I'll be here for a long time."
Hill's $5 million salary for 2011 is guaranteed. Until this season begins, the Jays have the option to lock him up for 2012 and 2013 at $8 million a season and for 2014 at $10 million.
If they choose to wait until after the season, they can only pick up the options for 2012 and 2013.