Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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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 manager Jack Zduriencik tells Greg Johns of MLB.com. The Mariners and Hernandez officially announced their seven-year, $175 million extension agreement yesterday. There are minor clauses protecting the team against elbow injury, but the $175 million over the next seven years is guaranteed. It looked like the elbow issue had potential to cost Hernandez his lucrative agreement which becomes the richest received by a pitcher in MLB history. This was especially the case considering the concerns that can arise from elbow-related ailments. However, King Felix has is still being paid like royalty and the Mariners are convinced that his elbow doesn’t pose enough of a risk to forego the long-term commitment. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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