Tampa Bay Rays Sign Breakout Starter To Contract Extension

Well deserved.

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed starter Jeffrey Springs to a four-year, $31 million contract extension with a club option for 2027.

In total, Springs' extension could end up being worth $68.75 million over five years.

That's a pretty sweet deal for the thirty-year-old who just finished his first season as a starter. However, it's well deserved, given how well Springs performed last season when thrust into his new role. 

In 25 starts, Springs compiled a stellar 2.46 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 144 strikeouts over 135.1 innings of work. 

Because of the time he missed due to injury, Springs has four years of service time, setting him up for free agency after the 2024 season, and despite how old he is, he would certainly have been in for a big contract then as well.

There's always going to be concerns regarding his ability to stay healthy, however, the left-handed pitcher managed to stay pretty healthy last year while pitching more than he ever has before.
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