News 12 @ 11 Feb. 1, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have reached agreement on a
contract extension with Johan Santana on what is a
record contract for a major league pitcher -- 137.5 million dollars
over six years. Santana's average annual salary of 22.9 million is
second only to Alex Rodriguez's 27.5 million.
Overall, it's the fifth-richest pact ever in baseball. Santana
trails A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez and Todd Helton in the
total salary package listing. Santana's deal also calls for an
18.75 million-dollar option for a seventh season in 2014.
The Twins agreed Tuesday to swap Santana for four prospects:
outfielder Carlos Gomez and right-handers Philip Humber, Kevin
Mulvey and Deolis Guerra.
Twins GM Bill Smith says Santana is due to take a physical on
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