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Wander Franco agreed to a historic contract of about $200 million and 12 years with the Rays

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Wander Franco will have the salary of thousands of people combined in a lifetime at 20 years of age, after the Tampa Bay Rays retained him with a 200 million-dollar contract following the results of the recently completed season.

The Dominican shortstop played 70 games during the campaign with the Rays, so that this Nov. 23, 2021, he will tuck at least $185 million into a lengthy 12-year contract. Notably, the deal will max out at $223 million according to ESPN reports.

Great rookie season

Franco hit .288 plus seven homers and 39 RBIs in the regular campaign, although his best was in the playoffs when he hit .368 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs for a team that nearly made the Fall Classic.

The Tampa Bay Rays decided to fast-track their relationship with the player despite the fact that he would be a free agent through 2027, with an arbitration pick in 2024.

Historic contract for Wander Franco

The contract puts him above the stellar right fielder Ronald Acua who at 21 years old agreed to an eight-year working relationship in 2019 with the Atlanta Braves for a sum of $100 million dollars. So now Wander Franco will have the privilege of boasting that he holds the record for a contract to a baseball player with less than a year with the club.

Said list, if the aforementioned contract is finalized, according to an investigation by CBS Sports is as follows:

1. Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves: 8 years and $100 million.

2. Luis Robert, Chicago White Sox: 6 years and $50 million.

3. Eloy Jimenez, Chicago White Sox: 6 years and $43 million.

4. Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals: 6 years and $26 million.

5. Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays: 6 years and $25.5 million.

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