Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.. and the San Diego Padres agreed on a 14-year contract extension for $ 340 million on Wednesday, a source familiar with the deal said ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
The $ 340 million extension is the third largest contract in MLB history Mike TroutThe $ 426.5 million extension over 12 years with the Angels and Mookie Betts$ 365 million extension for 12 years with the Dodgers.
The 14-year contract is believed to be the longest in MLB history.
Tatis, 22, made the All-MLB team for the first time and won a Silver Slugger Award after hitting .277 in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season with 17 home runs and 45 RBIs. He finished fourth in the NL MVP vote.
As a rookie in 2019, Tatis hit .317 / .379 / .590 with 22 homers and 53 RBIs.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, Tatis ’38 home races as a shortstop in 143 career games (he has a homer as a designated batsman) are the most with a shortstop in his first 150 career games in modern times (since 1900). He’s also the only player in modern times to have recorded at least 35 homers and 25 stolen bases in his first 150 career games.
With Manny machado The Padres signed a 10-year $ 300 million deal with San Diego ahead of the 2019 season and will be the first team to sign multiple players for $ 300 million.
Tatis is the third player, aged 22 or younger, to sign a $ 100 million contract. He joins Trout, who signed a $ 144.5 million contract in 2014 at the age of 22, and the Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald acuna jr., who signed a $ 100 million renewal in 2019 at the age of 21.