The Tampa Bay Rays added to their pitching staff this week ahead of the MLB's Winter Meetings when they signed former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin. He had spent his entire seven-year career in Philadelphia prior to this. Eflin was a starting pitcher up until last season when he was moved to the bullpen.
Zach Eflin Contract
However, Tampa has already said it plans to make Eflin a starter once again. We now have the detials of Eflin's contract with the Rays. He will make $11 million per year in his first two years, but then that number balloons to $18 million in the final year of the contract.
The $40 million guaranteed contract is the largest free agent contract in Rays history for a player signed away from another team.
Eflin will likely slot into Corey Kluber's position in the rotation. He has never been dominant, only posting a sub-4.00 ERA once in his career, but still just 28 years old, Tampa might see something they can change in him. They certainly have experience doing that in the past.
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