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Rays Sign Chris Archer To Six-Year Extension

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed starting pitcher Chris Archer to a new six-year, $25.5 million contract extension according to multiple reports.

The new deal will begin this season and run through 2019 and also includes team options for the 2020 and 2021 seasons that could bring the total value of the deal to eight years and $45.5 million.

The 25-year-old Archer went 9-7 with a 3.22 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 101 strikeouts in 128 innings pitched for the Rays last season and finished third in the American League’s Rookie of the Year voting.