Rick Porcello was acquired by the Red Sox this winter from the Tigers for outfielder Yoenis Cedpedes to be a part of their 2015 starting rotation that they hoped would lead the team to a second World Series title in three years.
Now it looks like he'll be around a lot longer than 2015.
Following the team's impressive 8-0 win over the Phillies to start the 2015 season, the team announced a 4-year, $82.5-million contract extension for the 26-year-old righty who sports a career record of 76-63 with a 4.30 ERA.
The deal will make Porcello the highest paid pitcher in team history based on the annual average value of the contract.
Porcello has a day to enjoy his new wealth before the pressure sets in tomorrow when he makes his first start in a Boston uniform.