PEORIA, Ariz. Felix Hernandez has reached agreement for a post paid extension when using the Mariners, common supervisor Jack Zduriencik explained Tuesday afternoon, and will always be with Seattle for the 2 p.m. PT news conference Wednesday.
Zduriencik explained particulars of the deal could well be introduced with the press convention (to always be ), but a source tested to MLB.com the fact that fundamental agreement is made for seven decades in addition to $175 million, along with some new language authored in this would safeguard your Mariners if Hernandez misses a months using elbow problems.
Hernandez has eighteen months and also $40.5 million remaining with his or her latest contract, although those final couple of years could seemingly be changed through the brand new deal, which often stretches as a result of 2019 but will produce your pet the highest-paid pitcher inside Major League history.
Hernandez was in Peoria taking his real about Tuesday combined with remaining portion of the Mariners pitchers plus catchers, nevertheless designed in order to right away come back to Seattle for that established signing and announcement conference at Safeco Field.
"We're in the direction out right at this point and Felix will probably be in the direction out in addition in addition to we can offer anyone all the details from in which time," Zduriencik said.
"I might send out along my best wishes that will Scott Pucino in addition to Wil Polidor. They were quite specialized throughout doing work this specific agreement together with us. I feel it's a superb thing to the Seattle Mariners and also it's just a excellent thing regarding Felix Hernandez . We're looking towards this particular gentleman appearing below for your extended time, obviously."
CC Sabathia of the Yankees at this time has the biggest total deal for a pitcher, using a seven-year, $161 thousand deal your dog brought in prior to the year of 2010 season. Zack Greinke closed the greatest average-annual-value offer at $24.5 million having his or her six-year, $147 million contract inside December with the Dodgers.
Hernandez, 26, includes been recently when using the Mariners his / her whole large league employment and earned this American League Cy Young Award throughout 2010. He pitched an appropriate game continue period when going 13-9 having a 3.06 ERA around 33 starts.
The three-time All-Star has frequency 200 and up innings within all the previous all 5 conditions along with is known for a career track record associated with 98-76 having a 3.22 ERA.
Hernandez continues to be not necessarily expected review pertaining to Venezuela in next month's World Baseball Classic following determining last week how the contract negotiations in addition to fresh deal had been his / her first priority.