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AL East: Rays sign Kiermaier to six year extension

Here’s all the info on what’s happening in the American League East.

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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 announcement

Posted 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?