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2019 Extension Tracker

Because who needs free agency?

Boston Red Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

This season has been marked with monster contract signing and even more monster extensions, sometimes to players that make you scratch your head and say, “Wait, really?”.

There’s a twofold root to these signings: teams are scrambling to have to avoid arbitration hearings with some of their highest valued players and players are so scared of job certainty that they’ll gladly take an extension deal—even if it’s wildly below their value.

We will continue to update this tracker as the deals inevitably roll in.

Players:

Royals, Whit Merrifield close to 4-year extension

Phillies sign Aaron Nola to extension through 2022 with option for 2023

Twins finalize long-term extension with Jorge Polanco, per report

Twins agree to long-term extension with Max Kepler, per report

Yankees sign Luis Severino to long-term extension, per report

Yankees sign Aaron Hicks to seven year, $70 million extension

Nolan Arenado finalizing eight year extension with the Rockies, per report

Cardinals extend Miles Mikolas through 2023, per report

Angels, Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking 12 year extension, per report

The Astros have inked Alex Bregman to a six year, $100 million extension, per report

White Sox closing in on long-term deal with Eloy Jimenez, per report

Rays sign Blake Snell to five-year, $50 million extension

Cardinals close to extension with Paul Goldschmidt, per report

Chris Sale agrees to five-year, $145 million extension with Red Sox, per report

Astros nearing two-year, $66 million extension with Justin Verlander, per report

Jacob deGrom and Mets agree to five year contract extension, per report

Cubs sign Kyle Hendricks to extension through 2023 with vesting option for 2024

Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts near seven-year, $132 million contract, per report

The Braves are finalizing a 8 year, $100 million extension with Ronald Acuna Jr., per report

Rockies, German Marquez in agreement on long-term extension, per report

Blue Jays, Randal Grichuk agree to five-year extension

Braves sign Ozzie Albies to seven year, $35 million extension

Cardinals sign Matt Carpenter to extension through 2021 with option for 2022

Athletics sign Khris Davis to two-year, $33.5 million contract extension

Mangers:

Rockies extend Bud Black’s contract through 2022