The Rays announced during a Facebook Live video that they’ve come to an agreement with center fielder Kevin Kiermaier to a six year, $53.5M extension. Kiermaier also has a 2023 option of $13M with a $2.5 buyout. The 26-year old was bumped up to bat in the No. 2 spot last year and joins Chris Archer and Evan Longoria in the exclusive club of player the Rays have locked in for years to come.
Live from Port Charlotte: Kiermaier announcementPosted by Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, March 20, 2017
Here’s what else is going down in the American League East:
- Matt Latos did not have the most promising start for the Blue Jays on Saturday.
- Didi Gregorious will return to New York with an injured shoulder.
- Alex Cobb knows he’s going to be traded soon.
- If Red Sox pitchers could just stay healthy, everything will finally go as planned.
- Chris Tillman’s rehab schedule is already getting moved around.
- How has the face of the Blue Jays franchise shifted over the last five years?
- Are the Baby Bombers the new mainstay as the faces of this generation’s Yankees?
- Could Kevin Gadea get more playing time with Tampa Bay?
- Can Red Sox prospect Jake Cosart keep finding success coming out of the bullpen?
- Adam Jones is an American hero and also makes for great social media content.
- Josh Donaldson played his first spring training game since hurting his calf over a month ago.
- Here is the best and worst of what the Yankees have endured in spring training thus far.
- Welcome to a new, promising era of Boston baseball.
- What’s the best Orioles game you’ve ever been to?