Shortstop Corey Seager is on his way to the Texas Rangers, accepting a 10-year contract worth $ 325 million, sources confirmed to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic on Monday. The deal is not yet final, pending a physical examination.

Seager was one of the better options in an elite class of free agent shortstops, which also included Marcus Semien, who on Sunday agreed to a seven-year, $ 175 million contract with the Rangers. With Seager and Semien – who will likely play second base for Texas – now anchoring the Rangers’ central infield for years to come, the Rangers (who also struck a four-year, $ 56 million deal with the player pitcher autonomous Jon Gray on Monday) pledged $ 556 million in guaranteed money just days before a possible lockout.

Seager’s deal does not include any opt-out options, which would keep the former Dodgers shortstop under contract until his 37-year season. After making his call-up debut in September 2015, Seager became the youngest player in Dodgers history to start a playoff game when he appeared in NLDS Game 1 several weeks later. He went on to win the NL Rookie of the Year award in 2016 and was the NLCS and World Series MVP in the 2020 Dodgers Championship race. He reached .306 with 16 home runs, 57 RBIs. and an OPS of 0.915 in 95 games in 2021, missing 65 games after suffering a broken right hand in mid-May.

Athletic editors shared their early thoughts on the deal and its impact.