Former Cleveland Indians Shortstop Francisco Lindor got the pay day he was looking for.
Lindor, traded by the Indians to the New York Mets in January, agreed to a ten year contract extension with New York for $341 million.
Lindor was reportedly seeking a 12 year deal worth $385 million while the Mets originally offered a 10 year pact for $325 million.
The 27-year old Lindor could have become a free agent after this season. He is a two time Gold Glove winner who averaged 34 homers, 85 RBI, 110 runs scored, 21 stolen bases and a .856 OPS for the Tribe from 2017-2019.
Lindor becomes the 8th player in baseball with a contract of $300 million or more.
Lindor's former teammates, meantime, open the season this afternoon against the Tigers in Detroit. 'Tribe Insider' with Carmen Angelo begins at 12:05pm with first pitch from Comerica Park set for 1:10.
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