Rays, CF Kiermaier reach long-term extension

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays and playmaking centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier publicly announced that they have come to an agreement on a 6-year $53.5 million contract.

The new contract locks up the 26-year-old player, affectionately nicknamed "Outlaw," through 2022, though the deal also includes a seventh-year club option and could net him a total of $64 million, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Kiermaier sat down at the Port Charlotte Sports Complex for a press conference Monday morning which made the deal official.

You can watch the video below from the Tampa Bay Rays' Facebook page.

Kiermaier also received a signing bonus of $1 million and will make $3 million this season.

10News Sports anchor Ryan Bass tells you exactly why KK is worth "every penny."

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