DALLAS -- Toronto second baseman Kelly Johnson will remain with the team after accepting an offer of salary arbitration.
Johnson had until 11 p.m. CST to take the offer. He made $5.85 million last season.
Barring an agreement, Johnson and the Blue Jays would swap proposed salaries on Jan. 17 for a one-year, non-guaranteed contract and the case would go to a hearing the following month. The overwhelming majority of players and teams reach agreement before cases are heard by three-arbitrator panels.