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The five-year deal is worth $145 million, league sources told Passan. The deal adds to Sale’s current contract (one year remaining) and will go through the 2024 season.
The Athletic first reported that an agreement was in place.
Of the top 30 players in baseball, five have signed extensions this week alone. But a few factors help make Chris Sale’s deal unique.
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale wants to make 30-plus starts and pitch 200-plus innings, like he’d done in four of his previous five seasons.
Sale, who will turn 30 on March 30, was in the final season of the five-year contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season. The contract guaranteed $32.5 million, including a 2017 option buyout. That deal will end up paying him $59 million over seven seasons plus award bonuses.
The 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up and a seven-time All-Star, Sale struck out the side in the ninth inning of Game 5 of the