The Tampa Bay Rays and phenom Wander Franco have agreed to a document deal.

According to a number of reports, Franco is signing a 12-year, $185 million contract extension with the Rays, making it the largest deal in franchise historical past.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Wander Franco celebrates his three-run homer in opposition to the Boston Red Sox on June 22, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Florida. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The deal, which is value a most of $223 million, handed Evan Longoria’s six-year, $100 million extension he signed with the membership in 2012.

Franco, 20, made his debut with the Rays on June 22, 2021. In simply 70 regular-season video games, the famous person shortstop had a slash line of .288/.347/.463 with seven dwelling runs, 18 doubles, and solely 37 strikeouts.

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Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals on Feb. 28, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Wander Franco of the Tampa Bay Rays throughout a spring coaching recreation in opposition to the Washington Nationals on Feb. 28, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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From Aug. 1 by way of the top of the common season, Franco had a .323/.383/.506 slash line and hit 14 out of his 18 doubles. He completed tied for second in American League Rookie of the Year voting behind his teammate, Randy Arozarena.

Assuming the deal turns into official, it should set a document for the largest contract ever given to a participant with lower than one yr of service time in the majors. The present document belongs to Ronald Acuña Jr., who signed an eight-year, $100 million contract with the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves in April 2019.

Tampa Bay Rays' Wander Franco hits against the Astros on Sept. 30, 2021, in Houston.

Tampa Bay Rays’ Wander Franco hits in opposition to the Astros on Sept. 30, 2021, in Houston.
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Franco shall be a key cog for a Rays team that’s nonetheless looking out to win their first World Series title. Over the final three years, Tampa Bay has received extra video games than every other American League team. This previous season, the Rays received the AL East with a 100-62 document.