Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Adams gets record max deal from Boozers

Inks 5-year $110 million deal

Just when you thought the contract Otis Parent signed with Tampa Bay yesterday was big, the Boozers go and outdo themselves. The team announced today the re-signing of pitcher Matt Adams to a 5-year $110 million deal that includes a $10 million signing bonus, a no-trade clause and a player option for the final season worth $20 million.

The 35-year-old six-time All-Star and 2-time Cy Young Award winner was 21-9 last season in Tampa Bay with a 3.21 ERA in 34 starts. Adams ranks second all-time in strikeouts with 1,798 and third all-time in wins (185) and WHIP (1.16).

The contract signing marks the largest in Camp history, breaking the previous record set yesterday by Parent's deal with the Boozers.

Matt Adams
Tampa Bay
Age: 35B/T: L/L
Born: Simi Valley, CA
Position(s): P (P)
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