By Alex Hooper | 92.3 The Fan

Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reported Friday evening that the Cleveland Indians and infielder Jose Ramirez are near a four-year deal that will earn the 24-year old a guaranteed $26 million.

Passan also says the deal will kick in next year, and includes two team-options that could earn Ramirez an extra $11 million in 2022 and $13 million in 2023. Ramirez was scheduled to hit free agency for the first time in 2021.

The expected full-time third baseman broke through in 2016, hitting .313/.363/.462 over the course of 152 regular season games. Ramirez could fill in for Jason Kipnis at second base while Kipnis recovers from a shoulder injury.


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