March 23, 2019
FORT MYERS, Fla. — When the Red Sox made a blockbuster trade with the White Sox for Chris Sale in December 2016, the only guarantee was that they’d have the powerful lefty for three seasons. The marriage between the ace pitcher and the defending World Series champions will extend far beyond that.
The Red Sox officially signed Sale on Saturday to a five-year, $145 million contract extension. Sale will earn his $15 million club option this season, and the new deal will start in ’20 and run through the ’24 season.
“I think me and Izzy were picking his brain the first day we were out there, already,” Trevino said. “He probably didn’t know our names yet, and we were like ‘Hey, why are you doing this? Why are you doing that?'”
Catching school is now open in Rangers camp with Mathis as the head instructor. Mathis is a 14-year veteran with an outstanding reputation for defense and working with pitchers. The Rangers signed him to a two-year deal to be their No. 1 catcher, but also to mentor Kiner-Falefa, Trevino and other young catchers in the organization.
Look bro, when @NickSwisher came in studio, bro… we finally locked down how he started to say "bro" all the time, bro. Including at the #MLBDraft this year, bro, when he announced the @Yankees pick, bro, who just happened to be named Breaux: pic.twitter.com/3Un8SoysNU
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) July 7, 2018