The New York Mets made the 10-year contract extension with Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor official on Monday. The pact, which begins in the 2022 season, will pay shortstop $ 341 million, the third-most of all time.

“Today is a great day for the Mets, Mets fans everywhere, Francisco, his teammates and his family,” said owner, president and CEO Steve Cohen.

“Having spent time with Francisco during spring training, he is an extraordinary talent on the field and an exceptional person off the field. This is a great start to the season opener and a great step towards our pursuit of sustained victories. . and championships, “added the owner.

“Francisco brings a lot to the Mets, as a player and leader,” Mets president Sandy Alderson.

“His reputation in both facets preceded him when he joined us and exceeded all of our expectations. His skills and presence will be critical to our future success. We are delighted that Francisco will be a member of the Mets for years to come,” added Alderson .

Lindor, 27, is a four-time All-Star, Gold Glove winner (including the AL Platinum Glove for best overall defender in 2016) and a two-time Silver Bat.

“Thank you very much first to Steve and Alex Cohen, as well as Sandy for their hard work and commitment to win,” said Lindor.

“I am excited and blessed to be a part of this organization for years to come. Everyone has welcomed me and my family with open arms. I am beyond excited to go out and play for the Mets fans and help bring a championship. to Queens, “he added.