The Cincinnati Reds are making an effort to keep all of their important pieces together, as they signed a contract extension with the third baseman, Eugenio Suarez.
Suarez terms $2M signing bonus $2.25M in first year then $7M, $9.25M, $10.5M, $11M, $11M, $11M then a club option for $15M with a $2M buyout. No PBs or escalators.— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) 16 de marzo de 2018
According to Trent Rosecrans from The Athletic, the Venezuelan and the Reds agreed on terms on a $66 million over a 7-year-long deal. The deal also includes an option for an 8th year; however, it is not clear if the contract begins this season or in 2019.
Suarez entered on his first arbitration year this season and obtained a $3.75 million for the 2018 campaign and prior to signing this new deal, he would have become a free agent until the 2021 season.
The 26-year-old was one of the Reds' best and most durable players throughout last season, as he hit for .260, with 26 homers and 82 runs batted over the course of 156 games.