Main league groups dedicated to over $1 billion in salaries in someday for the primary time Wednesday, hours earlier than the league was anticipated to lock out the gamers following the 11:59 p.m. EST expiration of the collective bargaining settlement.
The Texas Rangers led the spending spree, finalizing offers with shortstop Corey Seager for $325 million over 10 years and infielder Marcus Semien for $175 million over seven years.
Ace Max Scherzer acquired $130 million over three years from the New York Mets, and right-hander Kevin Gausman landed with the Toronto Blue Jays for $110 million over 5 years. Twins middle fielder Byron Buxton additionally finalized a $100 million, seven-year contract to stay with Minnesota.
The Tigers had been additionally anticipated to complete a $140 million, six-year cope with shortstop Javier Báez.
The 16 offers and counting introduced Wednesday totaled $1,011,250,000, a part of greater than $1.9 billion in new contacts handed out within the days forward of the CBA expiration.
The union and league are seemingly headed for a protracted labor dispute after the common main league wage fell on opening day in 2021 for the fourth consecutive season.
Among the many different offers accomplished Wednesday:
— OF Avisail Garcia to Miami, $53 million over 4 years
— LHP Alex Wooden to San Francisco, $25 million over two years
— INF Eduardo Escobar to New York Mets, $20 million over two years
— INF/OF Leury Garcia to the Chicago White Sox, $16.5 million over three years
— C Yan Gomes to the Chicago Cubs, $13 million over two years
— RHP Yimi Garcia to Toronto, $11 million over two years
— RHP Corey Knebel to Philadelphia, $10 million over one 12 months
— RHP Corey Kluber to Tampa Bay, $8 million over one 12 months
— RHP Andres Munoz with Seattle, $7.5 million over 4 years
— C Roberto Perez to Pittsburgh, $5 million over one 12 months
— C Kevin Plawecki with Boston, $2.25 million over one 12 months