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Felix Hernandez reportedly negotiating new long-term deal with Mariners

Posted By Annie Maroon On February 8, 2013 @ 8:45 am In Uncategorized | No Comments

Felix Hernandez [1] and the Mariners [2] are working on a deal [3] that would make Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in baseball, according to reports. The deal has not been completed, but the expectation is that it would be for $175 million over seven years.

Hernandez’s $25 million per year average would tie him for the second-highest yearly pay in baseball with Josh Hamilton [4] and Ryan Howard [5], behind Alex Rodriguez [6]‘s $27.5 million. It would surpass CC Sabathia [7]‘s original seven-year, $161 million deal with the Yankees [8].

The 26-year-old Hernandez signed a $78 million, five year-contract in January 2010. He is still under that contract for the next two years and was set to earn $20 million this year and $20.5 million in 2014. The new contract would supersede that.

Hernandez, the 2010 AL Cy Young winner, has a 3.22 ERA in eight seasons playing for a struggling Mariners team.

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[1] Felix Hernandez: http://media.weei.com/baseball/cy-young-award.htm

[2] the Mariners: http://media.weei.com/baseball/seattle-mariners.htm

[3] are working on a deal: http://weei.stats.com/multisport/story.asp?i=20130207161325900771308

[4] Josh Hamilton: http://media.weei.com/baseball/josh-hamilton.htm

[5] Ryan Howard: http://media.weei.com/baseball/ryan-howard.htm

[6] Alex Rodriguez: http://media.weei.com/baseball/alex-rodriguez.htm

[7] CC Sabathia: http://media.weei.com/baseball/c.c.-sabathia.htm

[8] the Yankees: http://media.weei.com/baseball/new-york-yankees.htm

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