The Toronto Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Carlos Villanueva by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.27 million with the right-handed pitcher, the Major League Baseball team said on Tuesday.

Villanueva, 28, posted a 6-4 record with a 4.04 earned run average in 33 games, including 13 starts, last season.

The Dominican Republic native has a career 26-28 record in 263 games, including 40 starts, over six season with Milwaukee and Toronto.