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Report: Rangers make another big splash, agree with Corey Seager on massive contract

The Rangers already brought in Marcus Semien, who will likely play 2B now that Seager is on the way. The former Dodgers SS will make $325 million on a 10-year deal.

Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a throw to first base to turn a double play during the first inning of Game Six of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on October 23, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images

Free agent SS Corey Seager is in agreement on a massive 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported late Monday evening. Seager will be brought in to play shortstop and fellow free agent signing Marcus Semien will likely play second base. The Rangers have cornered the market on infielders so far this offseason.

The Rangers had reportedly been interested in bringing in SS Trevor Story on a deal. Instead, the Rangers made a big splash, stealing Seager away from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers should be fine, however, with Trea Turner able to shift back to shortstop after playing 2B with L.A. for parts of 2021.

This contract is a bit perplexing, but that’s what you have to do to lure a free agent like Seager away from the Dodgers. The former World Series MVP only played in 95 games this past season, but hit .306 with 16 HRs and 57 RBI with a 3.7 WAR. Seager will turn 28 early in the 2022 season and is signed through 2032, which is a pretty big commitment. Chances are this deal will look OK in the short term but will weigh Texas down later on.