Padres lock up shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to record contract

SAN DIEGO — The Padres hope to never have to see Fernando Tatis Jr. play a game in another uniform. The team and it’s wonderkid shortstop took a giant step toward that aim on Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a 14-year contract, according to multiple sources. The deal is worth $340 million and is the longest in MLB history. Tatis, who turned 22 on Jan. 2 and has two years of service, has yet to play the equivalent of a full season. But he finished fourth in National League MVP voting in 2020 after batting .277 with a .937 OPS (on-base-plus slugging percentage). In 143 games since the start of …

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