Tampa Bay Rays agree contract with Chris Archer

Published Add your comment

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an agreement with right-hand pitcher Chris Archer, reports CBS Sports.

The contract is believed to be for six years and will be worth around $25 million to Archer and will start this season, running through to 2919. It also includes options for 2020 and 2021.

Archer, 25, finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year ballot after achieving a  3.47 ERA (110 ERA+) and a 2.69 K/BB ratio. In 29 outings (27 starts) he has a 46.3 per cent groundball rate, justifying his position on the podium for the rookie award.

He originally entered the major leagues in 2006 after being drafted by the Indians in the fifth round in 2006. Archer was then acquired by the Chicago Cubs in 2008 before ending up with the Rays as part of the Matt Garza deal in 2011.

The length of the deal means that Archer's arbitration years have been bought out as well as his first free agency year.

A two club option is also reported to be included in the deal. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

MLB American League
Tampa Bay Rays

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again