Report: Reds' Joey Votto Agrees To Whopping 10-Year, $225 Million Extension

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Tuesday April 3rd, 2012

Joey Votto is getting a contract extension from the Cincinnati Reds, and it's a mammoth one. The slugging first baseman will re-sign for 10 years and $225 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Votto's new deal is the fourth-biggest contract in baseball history. It's also the third deal of $200 million-plus given to a first baseman since the offseason, following the megadeals for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Votto will also receive a full no-trade clause from the Reds.

Votto still has two years left on his current deal. He will make $9.5 million this season and $17 million in 2014 before the new contract kicks in. He's all set to be a Red through 2023, when he'll be 39 years old.

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