The Detroit Tigers officially have their short stop, inking Javier Báez to a six year deal worth $140 million. He’s the second high profile free-agent signing by GM Al Avila this offseason, following LHP Eduardo Rodriguez who signed a five year, $77 million deal.
And for those wondering how the Báez deal is structured, keep on reading. According to The Detroit Free Press, here’s how his yearly salary is broken down:
$20 million in 2022.
$22 million in 2023.
$25 million in 2024.
$25 million in 2025.
$24 million in 2026.
$24 million in 2027.
Báez hit 31 home runs with 87 RBI last season with the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets. He was originally selected by the Cubs with the 9th overall pick in 2011, and was named NLCS co-MVP in 2016. The two-time All-Star has a career batting average of .264 with 149 home runs and 465 RBI.
– – Quotes via The Detroit Free Press Link – –