On Wednesday, the 25-year-old right-hander and the
"Not making teams, being told I was never going to play college baseball, getting traded twice, and now I'm sitting here in this seat where not many people ever get," Archer said.
The contract includes club options for 2020 and 2021 that could raise the value to $43.75 million.
Archer had a 9-7 record and a 3.22 earned-run average in 23 starts as a rookie in 2013. He's scheduled to make his first start this season Thursday against Toronto.
"It's a contract, and its guaranteed money, but I think it's just the beginning of six or eight great years," Archer said.
Archer was obtained from the
The Texas Rangers said that ace Yu Darvish is set to make his first start of the season Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Darvish was the
Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price said that reliever Jonathan Broxton could be ready to come off the disabled list next week and move into the closer role until
The Reds haven't designated a closer while Chapman recovers from a head injury. He had a plate inserted in his forehead after he was hit by a line drive during a spring-training game. He's expected back in May.
Broxton is recovering from surgery last year on his pitching forearm.
Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has returned to Philadelphia to be with his wife for the birth of their second child.
Rollins played in the first two games but left before the series finale at Texas.
Rollins was not immediately put on the paternity list. The Phillies have a day off Thursday before playing the Cubs at Chicago on Friday.