2nd-highest franchise ERA player, signed a 4-year, $31 million contract with a small market club

Tampa Bay Rays Geoffrey Springs (31) signed an extension contract.

On the 26th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “The Springs have signed a 4-year, $31 million extension with a club option for 2027.” If all options are fulfilled, the contract size will increase up to $65.75 million. 메이저놀이터

Springs was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2015 draft with the 888 overall pick in the 30th round. Afterwards, he debuted in the big leagues in 2018, went through the Boston Red Sox and joined Tampa Bay in 2021. He went 19-10 with 14 holds and 2 saves for a 3.57 earned run average in his big league career.

In his last season, he started out of the bullpen but joined the starting rotation. The media evaluated that “Springs has established itself as a reliable starting pitcher after joining the starting lineup.” Springs pitched in 33 games in the 2022 season, pitched 135⅓ innings, and went 9-5 with an ERA of 2.46.

It is Tampa Bay that continues to accompany Springs. The media said, “Springs showed a healthy appearance last season, and often showed overwhelming performance. The 2.46 ERA recorded by Springs in the 2022 season ranked second in franchise history among pitchers with 100 innings.” 1 is Blake Snell (1.89 ERA) in the 2018 season.

Due to the extension contract, Springs and Tampa Bay were subject to salary adjustment applications. Springs applied for an annual salary of $3.55 million in 2023, but Tampa Bay responded by saying it would pay $2.7 million. Tampa Bay, a representative small market club in Major League Baseball, had 14 applicants for salary adjustment this winter. First of all, the conflict was sealed by signing an extension contract with the Springs.

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