Found February 12, 2013 on
Well Felix Hernandez can breathe a little easier now. Not that he couldn’t before, seeing that he had two years remaining on his current contract.
As we reported over the weekend, Hernandez and the Mariners had agreed to the structure of a seven year $175 million contract making him the highest paid pitcher in MLB history.
Then reports surfaced that elbow issues that Hernandez supposedly was having could put that huge new deal in jeopardy. Hernandez can relax now though because ESPN is reporting that deal is now official.
“I think it’s a great thing for the Seattle Mariners,” Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said. “It’s a great thing for Felix Hernandez, and looking forward to this guy being here for a very long time, obviously.”
Hernandez’s deal is worth $175 million over seven years, a source told ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney. Terms of the contract were not released by the team.
Hernandez and Zduriencik will hold a news conference in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon, where the ace right-hander is expected to sign the contract.
The 27 year old Hernandez was still scheduled to make a combined $40 million in 2013 and 2014, so his pockets were going to be alright.
Lets just hope the elbow will hold up.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Seattle Mariners walked through every door and jumped through every hoop that they had to.
By the end of last-minute elbow evaluations and the like, they ensured that their $175 million investment in pitcher Felix Hernandez was a wise one.
On Wednesday both Hernandez and the team made the pact official and he is now the highest paid pitcher in the history...
NOT SO FAST
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.
After hemming and hawing for a few days, the Seattle Mariners and ace right-hander Felix Hernandez have reportedly finalized the seven-year, $175 million contract the two sides essentially agreed to last week. Over the weekend it was reported that the deal was being held up because of concerns about the soundness of Hernandez’s pitching elbow.
The alleviate concerns about his arm...
An elbow “issue” was reportedly behind the delayed and ultimately adjusted agreement reached between the Seattle Mariners and
right-hander Felix Hernandez. While this unknown ailment that was discovered
during Hernandez’s MRI following the initial agreement, the former Cy Young
Award winner has now received a clean bill of health from team doctors, general
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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
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...
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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...
Finalizing his record extension with the Mariners hit a bit of a snag, but Seattle and Felix Hernandez have made their new pact official, guaranteeing King Felix $175 million over the next seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. It seems risky to lock up so much money to a starting pitcher, but it’s clear that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik wants to make his ace the centerpiece of...
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