Looks as if Evan Longoria will stay in Tampa Bay for a while longer. The third baseman for the Rays signed a six-year, $100 million extension with them this morning. He signed a contract through 2016 a few years back, so the Rays are going to keep him through 2022.
From Hardball Talk:
By combining the remainder of his previous contract and the $100 million extension Longoria will now be paid $136 million for the next 10 seasons. Tampa Bay also holds an option for 2023, potentially keeping him under contract through age 37. In other words, this is essentially a career-long commitment.
The thing with Longoria is that he’s basically an injury waiting to happen, especially over the past couple seasons, but this isn’t the first time the Rays have taken a chance on him. Despite injuries being an issue for him, Longoria can definitely produce at the plate.