MLB Rumors: Yoan Moncada Agrees To Contract Extension With White Sox

The main player in the package for the Red Sox to acquire Chris Sale reportedly has signed a new extension.

The Chicago White Sox traded Sale to Boston in Dec. 2016 to acquire four prospects. Yoan Moncada was the No. 1 prospect at the time of the deal, and his play for the White Sox reportedly got him rewarded with a brand new contract.

The extension will go five years with a value of $70 million, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Moncada had his best season in Major League Baseball in 2019, putting up career highs in all major categories. He had a .315 batting average with 25 home runs, 79 RBIs, a .915 OPS and a 4.6 WAR for Chicago.

The White Sox seem to have locked up their main guy for the future and also will follow the recent trend of skipping arbitration for a young player.

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