Joe Mauer Signs 8 Year, $184 Million Extension With The Twins

3/21/10 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Twins have announced that they have signed Joe Mauer to a 8 year, $184 million contract extension. The contract will keep Mauer in Minnesota until 2018, at an average salary of $23 million a year. Mauer also will have a full no-trade clause.

While $23 million is a risk for a catcher, given the uncertainty of the position, this is something the Twins had to do, both to help them on the field and keep their viability with their fanbase off the field. Despite the monetary risk, this was something Minnesota had to do. Obviously, Joe Mauer benefits quite a bit here as well.
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