Yoan Moncada is coming off a breakout season. David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox and star third baseman Yoan Moncada have reportedly agreed on a five-year extension, per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the deal is worth $70 million.

Moncada, who is coming off a breakout season, has agreed to the multiyear extension that carries a club option and could potentially buy out two free-agent years, as Rosenthal notes.

The 24-year-old moved from second base to the hot corner this past season and set career-best marks across the board. He posted a .915 OPS with 25 homers, 10 stolen bases and 79 RBI across 132 games.

Moncada joins teammates Eloy Jimenez and top outfield prospect Luis Robert to sign multiyear extensions with the White Sox. In exchange for signing the guaranteed deals, the players each sacrificed free-agent years early in their careers.

The White Sox have aggressively pushed to add significant talent to their roster this offseason. Now with Yasmani Grandal, Edwin Encarnacion and Dallas Keuchel joining the team, Chicago is in position to contend this season.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.



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