MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Twins and Byron Buxton have reportedly agreed on a massive contract extension.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports it’s a seven-year, $100 million extension for the oft-injured, but electric, centerfielder.
Buxton deal with Twins, per source: Seven years, $100M. Full no-trade clause.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 28, 2021
The deal also includes a no-trade clause, MVP bonuses and incentive money based on plate appearances, according to Rosenthal.
Buxton posted an overhead shot of Target Field on his Instagram account Sunday, captioned only with a heart emoji.
The 27-year-old has yet to play a full season in his seven years with the Twins, but when healthy, he’s flashed MVP-like ability both in the outfield and at the plate.
In 61 games last season, Buxton hit 19 home runs with an on-base plus slugging percentage of 1.005.