The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with shortstop Bo Bichette, avoiding arbitration in 2023 and covering his three years of arbitration eligibility, a source told’s Mark Feinsand.

The contract, which has not yet been made official by the club, doesn’t tie Bichette to the Blue Jays for any additional years beyond his original team control, but it gives both sides some financial certainty in the years to come. Bichette, who turns 25 in early March, could still hit free agency following the 2025 season. 

Prior to this deal, Bichette was the Blue Jays’ lone arbitration case remaining and the two sides weren’t necessarily close.