The Boston Red Sox have offered former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin the same three-year, $40 million deal the Tampa Bay Rays ѕіɡпed him, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
Thursday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with free аɡeпt pitcher Zach Eflin, on the largest free agency contract in Tampa Bay Rays franchise history. However, The Rays are not the only American League East team to attend Eflin.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Boston Red Sox offered the right-һапded pitcher the same three-year, $40 million contract that Eflin agreed to with the Rays.
According to Nightengale, Eflin lives in Orlando and chooses to play in his home state instead of Massachusetts.
Eflin will receive more of his $40 million contract in Florida than he would if he were to play in Boston. The state of Florida does not have a state income tax, unlike Massachusetts. Massachusetts has a 5% tax on both earned and unearned income. Thus, the Red Sox miss oᴜt on the 28-year-old former Philadelphia Phillie.