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Guardians, Jose Ramirez agree to five-year, $124 million contract extension

Guardians, Jose Ramirez agree to five-year, $124 million contract extension

  • Indians
Apr 07
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  • SportsWriters

Jose Ramirez has reportedly agreed to a five-year, $124 million contract extension with the Cleveland Guardians. Both parties sealed the deal on Wednesday, only one day before the MLB season opener in Kansas City.

ESPN’s Jeff Passan broke the news on Twitter.

Prior to this extension, Ramirez still has two years left in his previous contract. The third baseman is expected to get $12 million this year and make $13 million on his club option the following year.

Ramirez’s extension did not stop Cleveland’s preparation to include several young players into the roster. Names like outfielder George Valera and infielders Brayan Rocchio, Tyler Freeman, Gabriel Arias, and Nolan Jones. They are expected to enter MLB next year.

Ramirez played a vital part in helping the Guardians, formerly known as the Indians, to reach the World Series in 2016. However, they were defeated by the Chicago Cubs. Ramirez hits .280/.365/.547 and averages 29 home runs a year, making him one of the most consistent hitters in the majors.

The third baseman has expressed his intention to retire in Cleveland, and he will be 36 years old when the extension expires.  In 152 games for Cleveland last season, he hit .266 with 36 home runs (a career high) and 103 RBI. 

  • Cleveland Guardians

    The Cleveland Guardians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland. The Guardians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.

  • José Ramírez (infielder)

    José Enrique Ramírez is a Dominican professional baseball third baseman for the Cleveland Guardians of Major League Baseball . He signed with the Indians as an amateur free agent on November 26,

  • Cleveland Indians (NFL 1931)

    The Cleveland Indians were a professional football team in the National Football League for the 1931 season.

  • Jeff Passan

    Jeffrey Scott Passan is an American baseball columnist with ESPN and author of New York Times Best Seller The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports.