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Phillies Catcher JT Realmuto Getting Record Salary

Phillies Catcher JT Realmuto Getting Record Salary

Phillies Catcher JT Realmuto Getting Record Salary

Phillies catcher JT Realmuto is getting a record salary when he becomes a free agent next winter.

The Philadelphia star recently lost his arbitration case against the team, but remains positive that a big deal lays ahead.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, Realmuto will likely get a contract that is larger than Joe Mauer’s $23 million deal.

Furthermore, it is “quite possible” that the two-time All-Star will also be in line for a seven-year agreement.

Realmuto is arguably the best catcher in baseball right now. At 28 years old, he is tremendous defensively and a strong contributor offensively. Last year, he recorded 25 homers and 83 RBIs.

Although he was unable to get the $12.4 million he desired from Philadelphia this year, he is still getting a raise from a little more than $6 million to $10 million.

Last year, the Phillies went 81-81. It remains to be seen if Realmuto and Co. will be able to improve on that mark in 2020.

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