The Cleveland Guardians made a big-time extension today. The team signed 24-year-old shortstop Andrés Giménez to a seven-year extension. Here are the details:
Andrés Giménez’s contract extension with Guardians will be for seven years & $106.5 million & includes a club option for the 2031 season, sources tell ESPN. deal starts next year and covers Giménez’s three arbitration years & potentially five free agent seasons.
It looks like the front office is finally realizing that it has to pay players in order to keep them on the team. They did so with Jose Ramirez and now with the Giminez move too.
This 5’11 171-pound switch hitter is entering his fourth year in the MLB. His first was with the New York Mets. Followed by two here in Cleveland with the Guardians.
Last season, Giménez played in 146 games and had 491 at-bats. He hit .297 with 17 home runs and 69 runs batted in. Other stats include 34 walks, 66 runs, 20 stolen bases and 26 doubles compared to three triples total.
This is a crucial signing for a team that certainly has a bright future ahead. Giménez will now be a part of that for many years to come.