PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Phillies and two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto agreed on a $115.5 million, five-year contract, two folks aware of the deal informed The Related Press.
Each folks spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Tuesday as a result of Realmuto’s deal was pending a profitable bodily.
Realmuto will get $20 million subsequent season, of which $10 million is deferred, with $5 million every payable in 2026 and 2027. He will get $23,875,000 in every of the ultimate 4 years.
He doesn’t have a no-trade provision. The deal features a $1 million task bonus if traded.
Realmuto’s common annual wage of $23.1 million will change into the very best for a catcher, topping the $23 million Joe Mauer averaged in a $184 million, eight-year cope with the Minnesota Twins that coated 2011-18.
Realmuto was acquired from the Marlins in February 2019 in a commerce that despatched right-hander Sixto Sanchez and catcher Jorge Alfaro to Miami together with pitching prospect Will Stewart and $250,000 in worldwide signing bonus pool allocation.
Realmuto made his second NL All-Star crew with the Phillies in 2019 and earned a Gold Glove. He had career-highs in homers (25), RBIs (83) and slugging share (.493) that season.
Realmuto, who turns 30 in March, hit .266 with 11 homers, 32 RBIs and a career-best OPS of .840 final season. He earned $3,703,704 prorated for the pandemic-shortened season from a $10 million wage.
His deal is the second-largest of the offseason behind outfielder George Springer’s $150 million, six-year contract with Toronto.
Realmuto’s market narrowed final month when the New York Mets went for a cheaper choice and signed James McCann to a $40.6 million, four-year deal.
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