Toronto Blue Jays make huge George Springer signing official

By Field Level Media
May 20, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros center fielder George Springer (4) smiles in the dugout during the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays officially announced the signing of center fielder George Springer to a six-year, $150 million contract on Saturday.

The deal, originally reported on Tuesday, includes a $10 million signing bonus and allows the three-time All-Star to block trades to eight teams.

Springer, 31, will earn $22 million in 2021, $28 million in 2022 and $22.5 million in 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026, per multiple reports. The Blue Jays made Springer’s signing official on Twitter:

Springer spent the past seven seasons with the Houston Astros, compiling a .270 career average with a .361 on-base percentage, a .491 slugging percentage, 174 homers and 458 RBIs in 795 games.

Last season, in an abbreviated 60-game schedule, Springer hit .265/.359/.540 with 14 home runs and 32 RBIs in 51 games.

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–Field Level Media