It's official and King Felix is back as a Seattle Mariner. After some issues about the condition of Felix Hernandez’s elbow, he and the Mariners have finally agreed on that seven-year $175 million dollar contract.
The King will be back in the building for the rest of the decade! Hopefully. According to the Seattle Mariners, the deal is not complete, but USA TODAY Sports is reporting that the Seattle Mariners and Felix Hernandez have agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract, making him the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history.
They don't call him 'The King' for nothing. Today Felix Hernandez retired 27 straight batters. No hits. No walks. No batters hit by pitch. No base runners at all. That is what is called a perfect game. At just 26 years old, 'El Rey' threw the 3rd perfect game this season, the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball History, and just the first for the Seattle Mariners organization. Incredible.