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Wander Franco signs 12-year extension with Tampa

Morning news and notes for Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021

MLB: ALDS-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The city of Tampa, Florida has another star on its hands, and he will now be on a much longer-term contract.

The Rays and Wander Franco agreed to terms on a 12-year extension (11, plus one option year) that maxes out at $223 million.

Your move, Guardians. José Ramírez is waiting.

Less expensive happenings

  • Steven Matz inked a $44 million deal with the Cardinals.
  • Kendall Graveman is going to now pitch for the White Sox.
  • Clint Frazier, DFA’d days ago by NYY, has now been released.
  • Kirby Yates is being linked to the DBacks.
  • Clayton Kershaw is being linked to the Rangers.
  • Adam Cimber has hired a couple of agents! Seems like the kind of player that Sean Payton would give $75 million to if he coached baseball.