The TB Rays know they have something special in shortstop Wander Franco, and they want to make sure they keep him. That’s why a team noted for its frugal spending gave him an unprecedented (for the Rays) 11-year contract worth potentially $233 million.
And, Franco is just 20 years old.
“This is a great day for Wander and for the Rays and is evidence of the mutual trust between Wander and our organization,” Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said.
It’s the largest contract in major league history for a player with less than a year of major league service time.
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