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 have 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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