Joey Votto agrees to 10-year, $225 million extension with Reds

04/02/2012 at 5:15 pm By

Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto has quickly become one of the best all-around first baseman in baseball. Now Votto can also say he is one of the most well-paid.

The Reds has moved to retain their centerpiece long term by signing Votto to a 10-year, $225 million extension. Votto’s deal financially puts him in line with Albert Pujols and Cecil Fielder, who both signed huge free agent deals this summer for $240 mil and $214 mil, respectively. Votto’s deal is also has the fourth-highest value in baseball history.

After being the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year award in in 2008, the left-handed hitting Votto won the 2010 NL MVP and followed up with a spectacular 2011 campaign, batting .309 with 29 home runs, 103 RBI’s and leading the NL in on-base percentage for the second straight season at .416.

Over the course of his five year career Votto has hit over .300 four times and has a career average of .313. Votto has also slugged 119 home runs and knocked in 401 runs. Votto also won his first Gold Glove in 2011.


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