The contract of Jacob deGrom with the Texas Rangers for 5 seasons and 185 million dollars made him the second highest paid pitcher in Major League history.

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.