Julio Rodriguez's New Contract worth $210M With Mariners
Julio Rodriguez is completing a 14-year, $210 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, a baseball official said.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement isn't final.
Rodriguez finalised a deal with the Mariners Thursday night that guarantees him $240 million over 13 years, with an eight-year club option that could push the total to $320 million over 16 years.
Mariners want to wait an announcement until Monday because of Ichiro Suzuki's Hall of Fame induction.
Rodriguez's deal may become baseball's richest if he wins MVP in his first eight years.
Rodriguez will earn $120 million over eight years, including a $15 million signing bonus.
After 2028, the Mariners may add $200 million to the contract to make it $320 million. Rodriguez may choose free agency or activate a $90 million player option after 2029 to guarantee $210 million.
If Rodriguez became Mike Trout, he'd get $470 million.
He was the only rookie and youngest All-Star this summer and the first Mariners player to smash 20 homers and steal 20 bases since Mike Cameron in 2002.
In 107 games, he set the American League record. He's the only 21-year-old with 20 homers and 20 steals in 81 games.
Rodriguez may earn $1.5 million in incentives this year under the new CBA. He's hitting.269 with 20 homers, 64 RBI, 64 runs, and 23 stolen bases.
The deal includes a full no-trade clause, so he might spend his whole career with the Mariners.
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