The Boston Red Sox hold two years of options on Chris Sale's contract for a total of $26 million.
Sale will be the front-runner for the American League Cy Young this season and may receive a lot of MVP votes as well.
The Red Sox gave David Price a seven-year, $217 million contract before the 2016 season, which may prevent Dave Dombrowski from committing big, long-term money to Sale, who will be 30 when he's eligible for free agency.
Dombrowski extended Justin Verlander's deal in a similar fashion with the Detroit Tigers.
Asked whether he will ask Dombrowski to do for Sale what he did for Verlander, agent B.B. Abbott said, "You'll have to ask Dave that."