September 26, 2022
Julio Rodriguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners
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KEY POINTS

  • The Seattle Mariners are reportedly near finalizing a long-term take care of outfielder Julio Rodriguez
  • The contract will reportedly assure him $210 million over 14 years
  • The Mariners are saving the official announcement for Monday, based on a report

Julio Rodriguez has confirmed that he’s a star within the making in his first MLB season, and it seems that the Seattle Mariners have acknowledged that.

The 21-year-old Dominican outfielder is within the closing phases of a contract that may assure him $210 million over 14 years, an unnamed baseball official with direct data of the deal advised USA Immediately. The official requested anonymity because the signing has not but been finalized.

The settlement that was reached on Thursday evening reportedly will assure Rodriguez $240 million over 13 years. It additionally contains an eight-year membership choice that might enhance the earnings of the Dominican to $320 million over 16 years, based on the report.

Worldwide Enterprise Instances couldn’t independently confirm this data.

The Mariners are saving the official announcement for Monday, the outlet stated. The rationale behind that is they need the eye centered on Ichiro Suzuki being inducted into the staff’s Corridor of Fame.

As soon as made official, Rodriguez’s new contract would be the largest given to any Mariners participant in franchise historical past.

Furthermore, it might turn into the most important in baseball historical past as effectively. However this is able to depend upon how the 21-year-old outfielder fares within the MVP voting race throughout his first eight years.

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The membership choice will stay at $200 million if Rodriguez does not obtain any MVP votes within the first eight years of his new deal, The Athletic reported.

Rodriguez not too long ago grew to become solely the sixth participant in franchise historical past to have 20 house runs and 20 stolen bases in a single season – taking him solely 107 video games to realize it.

He additionally grew to become the primary participant to realize this since Mike Cameron in 2002. The one MLB participant within the fashionable period to succeed in that milestone quicker was Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres with 97 video games.

Mariners supervisor Scott Servais was elated concerning the progress and success of Rodriguez.

“It is a heck of an achievement,” Servais stated. “And it got here in a giant second. He obtained a pitch he might deal with and did not miss it. He is had a heck of a yr … and he is not finished but.”

As soon as his reported new deal is finalized, Rodriguez is more likely to spend the remainder of his MLB profession with the Seattle Mariners.

Julio Rodriguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners
Julio Rodriguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners
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