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Mariners mum on derailed Hernandez contract

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08:11 AM ET 02.11 | Sometimes, even a king has to wait. Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is expected to start spring training as usual this week despite reports Sunday that an elbow issue had delayed his finalizing a contract extension. The issue was said to have surfaced last week when Hernandez reportedly took a physical ahead of the extension being signed off on. ... As for the state of Hernandez's elbow, Zduriencik would not comment further. "I'm just not going to comment on that while negotiations are ongoing," Zduriencik said. "That's our policy. We don't comment on any of that stuff." Rumors about a problem with Hernandez's physical began percolating on Saturday morning, after the Mariners failed to officially announce a contract extension.

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February 11, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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This might be a good opportunity to pass from the M'sClearly Felix is a top pitcher, but what has he gotten them so far? And with all that $ tied up in him, will they really be able to spend more?

jgb, I was thinking the same thing!!! I'm a M's fan, but they must back out of this deal. Felix is a very good picther, but the M's need more hitting power and if they don't go out and get some hitting, Felix will continue to only win 13 or 14 games, like he did the last three years. Just my opinion!!

February 11, 2013  12:00 PM ET

well nothing with the asurance in his pitching arm,,after all a 175/ 7 years is a bit serious amount though,,,,

February 11, 2013  12:16 PM ET

I take that back, let me know when you fee better, The Owner!!!!!!

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February 11, 2013  05:15 PM ET
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Scary for both the team and the player.

Felix signed a contract in 2010, that included the following: "he will receive a $3.5 million signing bonus and salaries of $6.5 million this season (2010), $10 million in 2011, $18.5 million in 2012, $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in 2014. Hernandez also will have a limited no-trade clause". Why not play the current contract out until 2014??? If Felix is all that hyped up about staying in seatlle, then he will sign a new contract in 2014!!!! If the M's were smart, they wouldn't sign Felix to an extension now. Just my opinion!!

February 11, 2013  06:44 PM ET
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they wouldn't sign Felix to an extension now. Just my opinion!!

agree with you, though the M's can't sign him to any extension because injuries could starting been a problem as soon as this year!!!

February 11, 2013  06:48 PM ET

should the M's sign to any extension hernandez? it has to be with alot incentives, plus he should earn his contract money/the pitcher most pitch 230 innings in the first 3 years/the pitcher most win 15 to 20 games in the first 3 years on his new contract as well/and last he should stay out of the DL as much as he can,,,unless otherwise!!

 
February 11, 2013  07:05 PM ET
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Wouldn't shock me at all if he had a rough looking elbow, it'll be interesting to see how this affects the deal. Might be really tough for the Ms to get the insurance they need with the doctors grimacing and shaking their heads while looking at the scans.

Insurance in the player is a most,roll eyes to AROD example?? things can get ugly in very littl short time though!!

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