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It appeared as if Felix Hernandez was set to become the highest paid pitcher in all of baseball just a few days ago, but that has been put on hold due to an “elbow issue.” The Seattle Mariners had reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with King Felix on Thursday, giving him a huge bump in pay from the 5-year, $78 million extension the two sides agreed to in 2010. But according to Buster Olney of ESPN, there is a huge hang-up in the new deal, with Olney stating that the two-sides are not close to an agreement: The elbow issue is perceived by at least one of the parties in the deal as being a possible impediment to the completion of the new contract. “It’s an issue,” said one source. Hernandez is signed through the next couple of years, so it isn’t as if this is going to alter what happens this season, but it might cause Hernandez significant future money. Hernandez stands to lose nearly $5 million per over the next 2 seasons if this deal isn’t agreed to. ...
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Felix Hernandez and the Mariners $175 million dollar deal has reportedly been placed on hold due to concerns over the structural soundness of his elbow.
On the heels of the news of a huge contract extension from the Seattle Mariners Thursday night, SP Felix Hernandez announced that he would skip the World Baseball Classic on Friday. Despite the reports of the deal being finalized on Thursday night, both the Mariners and Hernandez’s agent denied that any such deal had been finalized.
Since the deal is not officially finished, Hernandez...
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Mariners, Hernandez, at impasse
Just a couple days ago it was reported that Mariner’s ace Felix Hernandez had reached a new $175 million contract with Seattle, that would replace his old deal and lock him up for seven more years.
Such a contract would have kept Hernandez a Mariner at 33 years old, and could have arguably ensured he remained a Mariner for life.
While the deal seemed...
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We alerted you to the framework of the $175 million deal that Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners had agreed on a few days ago. The deal wasn’t officially official though because of a pending physical that King Felix had to take. Reportedly, that physical has revealed elbow issues that have put a stop [...]
The words âpending a physicalâ
give pause to any baseball player on the verge of signing a
contract. The latest, reportedly, is Mariners ace right-hander
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The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement on what amounts to
a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with right-hander Felix Hernandez
last week. However, the deal was delayed when an elbow issue was discovered during an MRI taken on Friday. While the Mariners are seeking protective language
in the agreement, a deal is “still on track” and may come in the next day or...
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Buster Olney of ESPN.com is reporting that the Mariners are concerned with Felix Hernandez’s elbow, which has caused the contract negotiations between the two sides to slow.
Hernandez and the Mariners are reportedly close to a $175 million extension that would keep King Felix in Seattle through the 2019 season. According to Olney, the talks have hit a snag, with the health of Felix’s...
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