Pitcher Felix Hernandez, Mariners Close In On 7-year, $175M deal
Contrary to reports, the Seattle Mariners have not reached a long-term deal with starting pitcher Felix Hernandez.
According to MLB.com, a baseball source said that the reported seven-year, $175 million deal that Hernandez agreed to sign with the Mariners was not accurate.
A club spokesman also said that the Mariners have no scheduled announcement of a Hernandez contract extension at this time.
USA Today reported that a deal between Hernandez and the Mariners would be finalized before Spring Training. The new deal would replace the final two years of that contract and extend for another five years.
The new contract would make Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in Major League history with an average annual contract value of $25 million.
CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees currently has the largest overall contract for a pitcher, with a seven-year, $161 million deal he signed before the 2010 season.
Zack Greinke signed the highest average annual value deal among pitchers at $24.5 million, having signed his six-year, $147 million deal with the Dodgers in December.
Hernandez is scheduled to make $19.5 million this coming season and $20 million in 2014 in the final two years of a five-year, $78 million contract he signed in 2010.
The 26-year-old Hernandez has been with the Mariners his entire career and won the American League Cy Young Award in 2010. He pitched a perfect game last season while going 13-9 with a 3.06 ERA in 33 starts.
The three-time All-Star has pitched 200 or more innings in each of the past five seasons and has a career record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA.
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