Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Breakdown of Longoria’s contract
Posted Nov 26, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Evan Longoria, who will make $6 million this season, signed a six-year contract extension today that begins in 2017 and will pay him $100 million.
He will receive $13 million in 2017 during the first year of the extension. He will make $13.5 million in 2018, $14.5 million in ’19, $15 million in ’20, $18.5 million in ’21 and $19.5 million in ’22. The Rays hold an option for 2013 that calls for $13 million-plus options and a $5 million buyout.
In addition, there the contract does not include a no-trade clause, though Longoria will receive $2 million if he is traded.
It is the richest contract extension received by a Tampa Bay athlete, topping the 11 year, $85 million extension singed by Vinny Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning before the 2008 season.