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M's, Hernandez reach deal on contract

Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM   |   Comments

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SEATTLE, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners and star pitcher Felix Hernandez have reached agreement on a reported seven-year contract extension, the team said Tuesday.

The Mariners said the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner will officially sign the pact during a Wednesday press conference.

The terms of the deal weren't announced, but Fox Sports reported it is worth a total of $175 million, making the 26-year-old right-hander the richest pitcher in MLB history.

Contract talks with the Mariners ace were held up last week when a physical exam revealed an unspecified "elbow issue" with the durable right-hander, but sources told the Seattle Times the injury wasn't seen as serious.

The seven-year veteran threw a perfect game last season while compiling a 13-9 record with a 3.06 ERA over 33 starts. He struck out 223 batters over 232 innings.

For his career, the five-time all-star has compiled a 98-76 record over 238 games -- all starts -- with a 3.22 ERA and 1,487 strikeouts.

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