The Rays will make a big announcement via their Facebook live page.
It’s been reported that Kevin Kiermaier has reached an agreement to a 6 year $53.5MM guaranteed contract extension with a team option.
Live from Port Charlotte: Kiermaier announcementPosted by Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, March 20, 2017
Marc Topkin reports the salary breakdown as:
Signing bonus: $1,000,000
2023: $13,000,000 ($2,500,000 buyout) with escalators.
Kiermaier locks up a significant amount of money and the Tampa Bay Rays lock up one of their most important players. We will update as the press conference continues.
#Rays Kiermaier: "I'm the happiest man on the planet right now."— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 20, 2017
#Rays Kiermaier says "Tampa/St Pete will be home forever. This was an easy decision. "— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 20, 2017
#Rays Kiermaier "There wasn't a better team for me "— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 20, 2017
"It's been quite the ride. I wouldn't be here without my family."#Outlaw#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/unurzqOVSl— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 20, 2017
#Rays Kiermaier "We have the guys to win this year and we want to go out now and prove it."— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 20, 2017
#Rays Silverman on KK signing. "This is a classic win-win. We know he's not going to change."— Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) March 20, 2017
KK on Archer in attendance:— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 20, 2017
"He always supports me. I want to be your favorite center fielder. I want you to remember me."#Outlaw#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/zlNUNd8R1E