Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longori has agreed to a new contract through 2022 that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million.
The agreement announced Monday with the three-time All-Star incorporates the remainder of the 27-year-old's existing contract, which called for him to earn $36.6 million over the next four seasons. The new deal includes a team option for 2023.
''We drafted Evan in 2006 with the belief that he and the organization would grow with each other and together accomplish great things,'' Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement. ''That is why the Rays and Evan signed a long-term contract in 2008, and it is why we are extending our commitments. Evan has clearly become a cornerstone player and a fixture in our organization. We are proud of what we have accomplished these past seven years, and I expect the best is yet to come.''
Just six games into his major league career, Longoria agreed in April 2008 to a...