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.