SEATTLE (AP) - Fighting back tears while his hands trembled, Felix Hernandez has signed a seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that makes him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Hernandez officially signed his new deal that will be worth $175 million. The contract covers the final two years of his current deal that was scheduled to run through the 2014 season and adds five additional years through the 2019 season.
Hernandez was greeted by Mariners front-office staff all wearing yellow ``Kings Court'' T-shirts that have become a special section of the stadium for all of his starts. He immediately got choked up, repeatedly saying, ``I will not disappoint anybody.''
General manager Jack Zduriencik said Hernandez got a ``clear bill of health'' from Mariners physicians before finalizing the deal.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins vs. Braves Pick The Atlanta Bravesaren’t beating many teams, but they are beating the Miami Marlins. Can they do it again today at 5:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Can Twins sweep Mariners? Can the Minnesota Twins complete an unlikely road sweep of the Seattle Mariners when they meet today at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Giants vs. Rockies Prediction Will the Giants win their series against the Rockies with another victory today at 4:10PM ET in Denver?
Thumbnail Padres vs. Diamondbacks Pick Will the Padres take the rubber match against the Diamondbacks when the two teams square off at 4:10PM ET today?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Athletics Free Pick Can the Oakland Athletics find a way to tack up the runs again today when they host the Detroit Tigers at...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages