MLB Rumors: Francisco Lindor and the New York Mets have agreed to a 10 year, $341 million contract extension, per multiple reports. The deal starts in 2022, meaning that Lindor is locked up through 2031.
Lindor, 27, was acquired by the Mets from the Cleveland Indians, who took him 8th overall in the 2011 draft, this past offseason, along with pitcher Carlos Carrasco. The Indians did not believe they would sign Lindor after he hit the free agent market after the 2021 season, and thus opted to try to get something for him while they could.
The Mets, under new owner Steven Cohen, were widely expected to extend Lindor, though it appeared they might have come to an impasse this week, with reports indicating that the Mets were not moving off a 10 year, $325 million offer that Lindor had rejected. With Opening Day tomorrow, however, the artificial deadline seems to have prompted movement on both sides.