The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday afternoon, that Adrian Gonzalez will be the next addition to their roster, while at the same time making contract money history for a Mexican-American player.
The move will reportedly make the first baseman the ninth highest-paid athlete in major league history, though the exact number is still a mystery, reliable sources are placing the eight contract value at $154 million.
This would give Gonzalez one of the most lucrative contracts in Major League Basebell history. The ninth most lucrative contract, to be exact. It would also make the San Diego born first baseman the first player of Mexican descent to sign a nine-figure deal.