Reports: Strasburg agrees to 7-year, $245M contractReuters | Updated: 10-12-2019 03:58 IST | Created: 10-12-2019 01:56 IST
Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has a deal in place to remain with the World Series champions, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that Strasburg -- the reigning World Series Most Valuable Player -- and the Nationals have reached an agreement on a seven-year contract worth $245 million.
Strasburg's deal of $35 million annually surpasses the previous high for a pitcher's contract, which was held by Zack Greinke after the right-hander signed a six-year contract worth $206.5 million ($34.4 million average) with the Arizona Diamondbacks following the 2015 season. Strasburg's $245 million total also sets a new mark, breaking the seven-year, $217 million deal left-hander David Price received from the Boston Red Sox following the 2015 campaign. The 31-year-old Strasburg opted out of the final four years of his contract with the Nationals after posting a career-high 18 wins this past season.
Strasburg was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 MLB Draft out of San Diego State. He is 112-58 in 239 career starts with a 3.17 ERA. Strasburg went 5-0 with a 1.98 in the postseason while leading the Nationals to their first title.
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