Felix Hernandez has become the highest-paid pitcher in Major League Baseball History. The good news is that he is staying in Seattle! He has signed a 7 year $175 Million contract to stay with the Seattle Mariners through 2019. How many more perfect games do you think we'll see between now and then? -- Maynard
"Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract that should be finalized before spring training, making him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history, a person familiar with the contract details told USA TODAY Sports.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract is not yet official.
Hernandez was scheduled to earn $19.5 million in 2013 and $20 million in '14. Instead, his new contract will take effect this season and pay him a record average annual value of $25 million through 2019.
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik and Alan Nero, an agent at Octagon Sports, which represents Hernandez, declined comment."