The Cincinnati Reds have signed All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco to a four-year contract extension, avoiding arbitration.
This was Mesoraco’s first year of arbitration eligibility. He filed for $3.6 million for 2015 and the Reds countered his offer with $2.45 million.
Mesoraco made just $525,000 in 2014 and was projected to make $2.8 million via arbitration in 2015. He will now make $7 million a year for the next four years, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
mesoraco deal is $28M, 4 years #reds
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 26, 2015
The Reds’ catcher is just 26 years old and will be just around the age of 30 at the end of his contract. The contract is beneficial for both sides, but the Reds are the ones getting a real steal! For details check out the rest of my post on Baseball Hot Corner.