Seattle Mariners, Kyle Seager Reach Agreement on $100 million Extension

seagerThe Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with third baseman Kyle Seager on a seven year extension worth approximately $100 million. Seager, 27 posted career highs in home runs (25), RBI (96), batting average (.268), slugging percentage (.454) and OPS (.788) in 2014.

He has a .262/.328/.429 slash through his first four seasons in the majors.

Seager also made his first All-Star team in 2014 and won a Gold Glove Award.

The contract includes an eighth-year club option that could be worth up to $20 million, based on Seager achieving certain escalators. Seager must pass a routine physical before the deal is final.

Seager would join Mike Trout, Buster Posey and Freddie Freeman as the only players in their first arbitration-eligible season or before to lock in a $100 million-plus deal.

With  Robinson Cano, starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and Seager, the Mariners will have committed more than half a billion dollars to three players.