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Fernando Tatis Jr. signs $340M deal with the Padres

San Diego Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. reacts after hitting a home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune has reported that Fernando Tatis Jr. has agreed to a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the San Diego Padres.

It’s the longest contract in baseball history, edging past the 13-year deals of Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton.

It’s also the third-most lucrative contract behind Mookie Betts’ $365 million deal with the Dodgers and Mike Trout’s $360 million with the Angels.

Tatis Jr. wouldn’t have been a free agent until after the 2024 season, but he and the Padres┬áhave been talking about a long-term extension for a while now.

MLB.com reported that the contract begins in 2021, so it will run through 2034.

In his short two-year career, the 22-year-old has a batting average of .277, .366 on base percentage, and .571 slugging percentage.

Tatis Jr. also posted 39 home runs, 111 runs, 98 RBI, and 27 steals.

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