Marlins officially announce contract extension for pitcher Sandy Alcantara

Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius) (Steve Nesius, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – The Miami Marlins are making certain they keep their ace.

The team announced that pitcher Sandy Alcantara has signed a five-year extension with a sixth year club option.

The Miami Herald’s Craig Mish reports the extension is worth $56 million.

Alcantara, 26, went 9-15 with a 3.19 ERA in 33 starts last season.

He became the fifth pitcher in Marlins history to record 200-plus innings and 200-plus strikeouts.

Alcantara was an All-Star for the Marlins in 2019.

He was born in the Dominican Republic and has pitched five major league seasons so far.

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