The deal also has an option for a sixth year that could bring the deal to $222 million.
The former pitcher for the New York Mets He will earn $37 million annually, second only to Max Scherzer, who earns $43.3 million per season after agreeing with the Metropolitans to a 3-year, $130 million deal.
In addition, deGrom, 34, became the second-oldest pitcher to receive a deal worth at least $100 million in Major League Baseball. Scherzer is the longest-serving pitcher to do so after signing with the Mets at age 37.
degrom He has suffered significant injuries in the last two seasons, in which he has barely added 156.1 innings of work. In his major league career he has posted a 2.52 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and 1,607 strikeouts in 1326.0 innings of work. He also has an ERA title and won Rookie of the Year in 2014. In his cabinets he also has 4 All-Star Game invitations.
The deal between deGrom and the Rangers is historic and a big-money bet on a pitcher plagued by injuries in recent seasons.