Jacob deGrom agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers for five years and $185 million and includes some conditional options, one that protects the Rangers from any arm injuries and another that extends the $222 million contract into six years. Will if he remains a top pitcher at the end of the 2027 season.
The deal reached Friday with the two-time Cy Young winner includes a salary of $30 million next year, $40 million in 2024 and 2025, $38 million in 2026 and $37 million in 2027.
DeGrom’s average annual salary of $37 million ranks second among pitchers behind the $43.3 million received by his former Mets teammate Max Scherzer and surpasses Gerrit Cole’s $36 million with the Yankees, who spent nine years with the Yankees. , signed a 324-year multimillion-dollar deal.
Texas has a conditional option for 2028 that would put him on the roster if he undergoes Tommy John surgery on his right elbow between 2023 and 2026 or sustains an injury to his right elbow or shoulder. 186 consecutive days in season or Tour of Duty.
The conditional option is $30 million if deGrom finishes in the top five in Cy Young voting or pitches at least 625 innings during his contract. The price would increase to $37 million if he finishes in the top five three times or pitches at least 725 innings. If he doesn’t meet either of those specifications, the option would be $20 million.
If deGrom’s conditional option does not meet the team’s conditional option that he does not kick, he pitches at least 160 episodes in 2027 and finishes in the top five in Cy Young voting, as well as earning him a free agent. He needs to be examined by a doctor to determine if he is fit for the 2028 season.