Rays, Kiermaier strike six- year, $ 53.5M deal
The Tampa Bay Rays signed center fielder Kevin
Kiermaier to a six- year, $ 53.5 million contract extension that runs through the 2022 season. A twotime Gold Glove winner, Kiermaier hit .246 with 12 home runs, 37 RBI and 21 stolen bases last season.
Puerto Rico reached the World Baseball Classic title game with a 4- 3 victory against the Netherlands in 11 innings. Puerto Rico will play the United States or Japan onWednesday in Los Angeles.
The New York Mets said former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will start his first full pro season at Class A Columbia. He is hitting .235 this spring.