Los Angeles Angels sign David Fletcher to five-year, $26M extension

Mar 20, 2021; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher against the Oakland Athletics during a Spring Training game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels infielder David Fletcher has signed a five-year extension worth $26 million, the club announced Thursday.

The deal could be extended to seven years and worth up to $41 million on two club options in 2026 ($8 million) and 2027 ($8.5 million).

Fletcher, 26, has batted .292/.346/.386 in three Major League seasons in Los Angeles with 61 doubles, six triples, 10 home runs and 92 RBIs. Since 2018, Fletcher is the second hardest player in the majors to strike out with an average of 9.67 plate appearances per strikeout.

Fletcher led the majors with a contact rate of 92 percent in 2020.

He has played 121 games at third base, 93 at second base, 71 at shortstop and 24 in the outfield. He’s expected to be the Angels’ regular second baseman this season.

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