The Tampa Bay Rays and Evan Longoria have come to an agreement on a six-year, $100 million contract that will keep the third baseman in a Rays uniform through at least the 2022 season, the team has announced:
Happy Monday--The Rays and Evan Longoria have agreed on a contract extension that could keep him in a Rays uniform through the 2023 season.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 26, 2012
Longoria’s new contract incorporates the salaries for 2013-16 and extends 6 more years through 2022 for an additional $100 million.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 26, 2012
The 27-year-old Longoria was already signed to one of the most team-friendly contracts in baseball, a six-year, $47.5 million deal signed in 2008 after he had played in just one MLB game. Now, with an extra six years and $100 million added to his contract, Longoria is owed $136 million over the next ten seasons, plus a club option for 2023.
The 2008 AL Rookie of the Year and three-time All-Star is a career .271/.361/.516 hitter and has averaged 26 home runs and 91 RBI in his five big-league seasons.