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Despite some snags in the recent days, the Seattle Mariners and SP Felix Hernandez have reached a deal on his new contract worth a reported $175 million dollars. The two parties will hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the deal making Hernandez the highest paid pitcher in Major League Baseball.
As originally reported last week, Hernandez’s deal rolls the last two years of his current contract into what amounts to a five-year extension. Hernandez, 27, has a career record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA. He was awarded the AL Cy Young Award in 2010. During his career, Hernandez has allowed two runs or less in 141 or 238 career starts.
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Hernandez would skip this year’s World Baseball Classic while working on his new deal. It was also reported this week that perhaps elbow injury issues could be holding up his new deal. Those issues now appear to be in the past and the Mariners will officially announce the deal later this afternoon.
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Record deal for Felix
Last Thursday afternoon, word came across the media wires that “King” Felix Hernandez would become MLB’s all time highest paid pitcher, inking a contract of $175 million over the course of seven years (technically it was a five year / $135mil extension).
That breaks down to $154,320.99 for each game of the season.
Now considering where the Seattle Mariners...
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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...
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
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.
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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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