Cleveland Guardians Signing All-Star To Long-Term Extension

The Cleveland Guardians are getting some business done before the regular season begins. According to MLB Insider Jeff Passan, they're wrapping up a long-term extension for young infield start Andres Gimenez. 

Passan reports that it's a 7-year deal worth $106.5M. 

The 24-year-old was an All-Star and a Gold Glove winner in just his third season in the majors. He posted a .297 average with an .837 OPS, along with 17 homers and 20 stolen bases. His OPS+ of 141 means he was 41% better than the average hitter. As noted by Passan, he also had an elite 7.4 WAR (Wins Above Replacement).

But the Guardians are apparently not stopping at Gimenez. 

According to beat writer Zack Meisel, the team is in "advanced negotiations with multiple players on contract extensions". Among them, Amed Rosario, Triston McKenzie, Steven Kwan, and Trevor Stephan.

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