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Tatis Jr. Agrees to 14-Year, $340M Extension With Padres: Reports

"El Niño" inked a deal that will keep him in a Padres uniform well into his 30s

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The Padres' brightest star has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in brown and gold for a long, long time.

Fernando Tatis Jr. and the Padres agreed to a 14-year extension worth $340 million, according to multiple reports.

At just 22 years old, Tatis Jr. joins teammate Manny Machado in the $300 million contract club.

Machado took to Instagram to congratulate his buddy on his new deal.

Manny Machado's post on Instagram following the news of Tatis Jr.'s deal.
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Manny Machado's post on Instagram following the news of Tatis Jr.'s deal.

Tatis wasn't scheduled to become a free agent until after the 2024 season, but the team and its star were motivated to strike a long term deal. This contract will allow the team to keep the shortstop around through his prime. He won't be a free agent until after the 2034 season, when he is nearing 36 years old.

The third-year shortstop has landed the third richest contract in baseball history, following Mookie Betts ($365 million) and Mike Trout ($360 million).

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