All-star outfielder George Springer, one of the most coveted free agents this offseason, has made a decision about his future. According to multiple reports, Springer agreed to a six-year deal with Toronto Blue Jays.
Springer will reportedly earn $150 million, which makes his deal the largest in Blue Jays’ history by a total value. The franchise previously never handed out a deal that was worth more than $126 million.
The news is expected to become official in the coming days as the 31-year-old all-star has to have a physical with the team before the agreement becomes official.
Springer had a productive campaign during the shortened 2020 MLS season, managing to hit 14 home runs for Houston Astros while batting .265 with 32 RBIs. He also added four homers in the postseason and finished ninth in AL MVP voting.
The productive year positioned George Springer for a big payday this offseason, and he decided to make the most of it. He first declined Astros’ $18.9 million qualifying offer for 2021 and then managed to get a huge deal in a tough market.
The move could work well for Blue Jays, who now have a legitimate star that can help them make a deep playoff run. They will also further boost an already productive outfield that had 40 home runs in 2020.
Springer spent his entire MLB career with the Astros, debuting for the franchise in 2014. He led the team to World Series in 2017, winning the World Series MVP award in the process. He also has three All-Star nods and two Silver Slugger Awards.