Big deal for young Tampa Bay Rays star Wander Franco

NS Tampa Bay Rays have seen enough of the 70 major games of the tournament that they have stopped Wander Franco played to finish him off with a big contract.

Sources confirmed to ESPN that 20-year-old Franco has agreed to a 12-year deal that guarantees him around $185 million. The deal has a maximum value of $223 million.

That reduces the previous record contract for a player with less than a year of service. At the age of 21 in 2019, Ronald Acuna Jr. signed an eight-year, $100 million contract with the Braves.

Franco scored .288 with seven homers and 39 RBIs last season and placed third in the Rookie of the Year poll. He ramped up his game in the post-season, beating .368 with two hosts and four RBIs in four games.

Franco is not set to become a qualified arbitrator until 2024 and cannot become a free agent until 2027, but that is under the current collective bargaining agreement, which expires on 1 May. twelfth. Big deal for young Tampa Bay Rays star Wander Franco

Jake Nichol

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