According to a report from USA Today, the Seattle Mariners have locked up pitcher Felix Hernandez to a seven-year, $175 million deal, making him the highest-paid pitcher in the history of the game.
Hernandez, 26, was scheduled to make $19.5 million this season and $20 million in 2014. The new contract will start this season, according to USA Today Sports, and pay the three-time All-Star an annual average salary of $25 million.
The 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, Hernandez went 13-9 with a 3.06 ERA and 223 strikeouts last season. He has pitched at least 232 innings in each of the last four seasons and owns a career record of 98-76 with a 3.22 ERA in eight years, all with the Mariners.
We will have more on this story later today.
What do you guys think? Is Hernandez deserving of being the most lucrative pitching contract of all-time?