The Tampa Bay Rays signed a 4-year contract extension with left-hander Jeffrey Springs (31).
On the 26th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball, said, “Tampa Bay has signed a 4-year, $31 million (approximately 38.18 billion won) extension contract with the Springs. A club option for 2027 is included.” 스포츠토토
Springs’ salary will rise to $4 million this year (about 4.92 billion won), $5.25 million next year (about 6.47 billion won), and $10.5 million (about 12.93 billion won) in 2025 and 2026. The annual salary in 2027 with the club option is $15 million (approximately 18.47 billion won). If the club option does not work, you will receive a buyout amount of $ 750,000 (approximately 920 million won).
There are also various incentive provisions here. If the pitching innings and the Cy Young Award are met, Springs can earn up to 65.75 million dollars (approximately 80.97 billion won) during the contract period.
Springs, who made his big league debut in 2018, joined Tampa Bay ahead of the 2021 season after going through the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. He was mainly active as a relief pitcher, and in May of last year he turned into a starter.
Last year, he recorded an average ERA of 2.46 in 135⅓ innings in 33 games, and in 25 games as a starter, he harvested an average ERA of 2.66 with 8 wins and 5 losses in 125 innings.
Springs will be responsible for one of Tampa Bay’s starting positions this year.