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Rays, Evan Longoria agree to 6-year, $100 million contract extension

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Longoria is now signed through the 2022 season, with an option for 2023.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

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:

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.

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