BREAKING: Reds Sign Hunter Greene To Massive Contract Extension

The Cincinnati Reds and starting pitcher Hunter Greene have agreed to a big contract extension, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

The six-year deal is worth $53 million and covers Greene's first two seasons of free agency, with a $21 million club option for a seventh season, including a $2 million buyout.

This contract extension provides stability for the Reds' starting rotation and secures the talented young pitcher's future in Cincinnati.

Despite a career 4.42 ERA and 54 walks in his first 142.2 major-league innings, the 23-year-old Greene has already recorded an impressive 188 strikeouts, averaging 11.9 K/9. He made his major-league debut in 2022.

However, with his powerful velocity and raw talent, Greene definitely has what it takes to become a superstar in the MLB with the right development.

This contract extension gives Greene financial security with the guaranteed money and will allow him to focus on his development without worrying about his future.

The 23-year-old was the second overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Reds.

He is considered one of the top prospects in baseball and, as previously mentioned, has the potential to become a superstar in Cincinnati, with improvements in his command and secondary offerings.

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