The Pendleton Panther

Mauer Signs Huge Deal

Posted on: March 21, 2010

Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer has signed a lengthy and luxurious deal. The reigning American league MVP has agreed to an eight-year, $184 million contract extension. The deal includes a full no-trade clause and covers the 2011-2018 seasons, during which he will receive $23 million a year. Mauer has won 3 AL batting titles to go along with his MVP last season. Mauer is also one of the game’s best defensive catchers. He has won two AL Gold Gloves. This contract is also the richest ever for any catcher in the history of baseball. Mauer is now the second-highest player in baseball, second to Alex Rodriguez. Mauer was originally picked first overall by the Twins in the 2001 MLB Draft. He was a USA Today High School Player of the Year in both football and baseball. He turned down a football scholarship to Florida State to enter the MLB Draft. He was also All-State in basketball his final two years in high school. Talk about a well-rounded athlete.

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