Recently, Carlos Rodon and the New York Yankees reached an enormous six-year, $162 million agreement. The entire terms of the agreement, including the yearly salary that Rodon would get, have now been made public.
According to reports, Rodon will receive a $5 million signing bonus. According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, he will make $22 million in 2023 and $27 million every year from 2024 to 2028.
Additionally, Rodon’s contract contains a complete no-trade provision, which allows him to block a move to any team should they decide to part ways.
As one of the best pitchers available, Carlos Rodon sought a hefty contract when he approached free agency, and the Yankees provided him with precisely what he wanted. He joined other notable free agents who signed huge contracts, like Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom.
While DeGrom signed a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers, Verlander signed a two-year, $86 million agreement with the New York Mets.
Rodon has now joined a Yankees squad that has demonstrated a willingness to spend money in order to be able to routinely compete in the World Series. Aaron Judge, a standout player for the New York team, was signed to a nine-year, $360 million contract before his signing.
It is unclear what else the Yankees will do this summer, but supporters must be excited to watch the organization keep assembling a competitive roster around Judge, regardless of the cost.