Minnesota Twins and Byron Buxton to agree to seven-year, $ 100 million extension

Center fielder Byron Buxton and the Minnesota Twins have reached a seven-year, $ 100 million contract extension agreement, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Buxton received a full no-trade clause in the deal and will be paid $ 500,000 each time he reaches 502, 533, 567, 600 and 625 plate appearances, the sources added.

He also has MVP bonuses in each year of the deal: $ 8 million for finishing first, $ 7 million for finishing second, $ 6 million for third, $ 5 million for fourth, $ 4 million for fifth and $ 3 million for finishing sixth to tenth, the reports said. sources.

He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2022 season.

Buxton set his career records last season with a .306 batting average and 19 home runs, but was limited to 65 games due to injuries.

Due to various injuries, he has played in more than 100 games just once in his career, in 2017 when he appeared in 140 games and won his only Gold Glove Award. That was also the only season in which he has reached more than 500 appearances. on the plate (511).

For his career, Buxton is hitting .248, 70 home runs and 204 RBIs in seven seasons, all with the Twins.