Guardians Extend Jose Ramirez for $124M

Guardians Extend Jose Ramirez for $124M

Guardians Extend Jose Ramirez for $124M!

According to reports, the Cleveland Guardians and the all-Star third baseman Jose Ramirez are in agreement on a five-year, $124 million contract extension, sources familiar with the deal…


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A post shared by Jose Ramirez (@ramirez_jose11) has received word via ESPN who reported first that Jose Ramirez and the Cleveland Guardians have signed a five year agreement.

The deal includes a full no-trade clause, per sources. With this year and the pickup of a 2023 option, Ramirez is guaranteed $150 million.

Cleveland set the table for this move during the offseason, picking up Ramirez’s $12 million contract option on Nov. 5 after an MVP-caliber campaign for the 29-year-old. The formal transaction allowed the franchise some room for longer-term negotiations once baseball’s work stoppage ended.

Ramirez, who has finished in the top three of the American League MVP voting three times in his career, was one of few bright spots for Cleveland’s inconsistent offense during the team’s final season with its old nickname. He hit .266 with 36 home runs, 103 RBIs and 27 steals in the final year of what was a team-friendly $26 million, four-year contract.

What do you think about Ramirez resining with the Cleveland Guardians?