Jacob deGrom is leaving New York.
The Rangers signed the 34-year-old deGrom to a five-year deal worth $185 million which can increase to $222 million with a sixth year option. The deal also includes a no-trade clause.
BREAKING: Right-hander Jacob deGrom has signed a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers, sources tell ESPN. Physical is passed. Deal is done. Includes conditional sixth-year option that would take total deal to $222 million. Full no-trade clause. A massive haul.
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Last season the Rangers were big spenders in free agency signing Corey Seager to a ten-year deal, and Marcus Semien to a seven-year contract. The team also added Jon Gray, Martin Perez, Garrett Richards, Kole Calhoun, and Brad Miller.
Despite the massive signings last season the Rangers won just 68 games. They will hope that the addition of deGrom vaults them back into playoff contention.