Although the Toronto Blue Jays are among teams interested in free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, they have not reached an agreement on a contract, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.
Earlier, ESPN reported that Blue Jayce and Brentley had signed a deal to join former Houston Astros teammate George Springer, who agreed to a six-year, $ 150 million contract with Toronto on Tuesday, Sources confirmed.
Demand for the 33-year-old Brentley remains strong due to high contact rates, low strike ratios and polish on the plate. In 46 matches with the Astros in 2020, alternating between left field and DH, Brentley won. 300, with five homers, 22 RBI and an OPS of .840.
He has hit at least 300 hits in five seasons since 2014, tied with four others for the most such season in baseball in that time. He has won only 10.1% of his plate appearances since 2014, the third best in baseball in that time period, with a minimum of 2,000 plate appearances.
Injuries have troubled Brentley throughout his 12-year career with the Cleveland Indians and Astros, with Brentley averaging -297 with 114 homers, 640 RBIs and an -794 OPS. He has been an All-Star four times, and in 2014 he finished third in MVP voting.
Brentley was playing on a two-year, $ 32 million contract before the 2019 season.
ESPN statistics and information contributed to this report.