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Evan Longoria, Rays agree to $100m pact

Evan Longoria is hoping to play his entire career for Tampa Bay. “There’s no better place for me,’’ said Longoria.

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Evan Longoria is hoping to play his entire career for Tampa Bay. “There’s no better place for me,’’ said Longoria.

Evan Longoria wants to be with the Tampa Bay Rays for his entire big league career.

The slugging third baseman agreed Monday to a 10-year contract that adds six guaranteed seasons and $100 million.

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‘‘I always wanted to be kind of a benchmark player . . . the guy that you could think about or associate with the organization,’’ Longoria said. ‘‘My goal from Day One was to be the first player that played their whole career here, to be the first guy that came into the organization and went out in the organization, and played all the years in between. There’s no better place for me.’’

The agreement with the three-time All-Star incorporates the remainder of the 27-year-old’s existing contract, which called for him to earn $36.6 million over the next four seasons. The new deal includes a team option for 2023.

‘‘It’s a very exciting day for us,’’ Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said. ‘‘For Evan to have the confidence in us, and I know the confidence that we have in him, to re-up so to speak for the long haul. This is just an enormous commitment for us.’’

Longoria said a no-trade provision is not included in the deal, although after 2017 he would have a right to block trades as a 10-year veteran who spent his last five years with the same team.

Just six games into his major league career, Longoria agreed in April 2008 to a $17.5 million, six-year contract that included club options potentially making the deal worth $44 million over nine seasons.

‘‘The significance of this is not lost on anybody,’’ Rays executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. ‘‘We’re extending that commitment now.’’

Tampa Bay selected Longoria as the third overall pick in the 2006 amateur draft, making him the first player drafted under Sternberg and Friedman.

Whiteside signs on

Catcher Eli Whiteside and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $625,000 in the major leagues and $200,000 in the minors. The 33-year-old, claimed off waivers from San Francisco on Nov. 5, was 1 for 11 in 12 games for the Giants this year. He hit .224 with one homer and 20 RBIs in 60 games at Triple A Fresno . . . Lefthander Tim Byrdak, 39, who had surgery in September to repair a torn interior capsule in his left shoulder, will remain with the Mets after agreeing to a minor league contract . . . The Athletics sold infielder Brandon Hicks to the Mets. The 27-year-old was claimed off waivers from Atlanta on March 13 and he hit .172 with three homers and seven RBIs in 22 games. He also hit .244 with 18 homers and 61 RBIs at Triple-A Sacramento . . . DeMarlo Hale is leaving the Orioles to become bench coach for new Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Hale spent one year with Baltimore after six seasons with the Red Sox, where he served as third base coach from 2006-09 followed by two years as bench coach . . . The Cubs hired former Brewers slugger Rob Deer as an assistant hitting coach. Deer, who has spent time as a roving hitting instructor for San Diego, hit 230 home runs in 11 major league seasons. He played with Cubs manager Dale Sveum in Milwaukee.

Bonus money

A full postseason share for the World Series champion Giants was worth a record $377,003, breaking the mark that had stood since the 2006 Cardinals.

In the first year of the expansion of the playoffs from eight teams to 10, the players’ pool was a record $65.36 million, Major League Baseball said. The previous mark of $59.1 million came in 2009.

The Giants split $23.5 million, voting 50 full shares, partial shares equivalent to another 11.1, and 12 cash awards. All-Star outfielder Melky Cabrera, suspended for the final 45 games of the regular season and the Division Series, automatically received a full share without his teammates having to make a decision.

Under baseball’s joint drug agreement, he was eligible for his share because his suspension ended in time for him to be on the active roster for a majority of the Giants’ postseason games, even though San Francisco decided not to use him.

Cabrera last week agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract with Toronto.

San Francisco’s full share was up from $323,170 for the 2011 champion Cardinals and $317,631 on the 2010 Giants.

A full share on the AL champion Tigers was worth $284,275, up from $251,516 for last year’s Texas Rangers.

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