The Seattle Mariners have locked up the potential 2022 AL Rookie of the Year for the long haul.
According to reports, Seattle extended 21-year-old outfielder Julio Rodriguez via a 14-year, $210 million deal. The contract has the potential to exceed $400 million and includes both player and team options, MLB.com reported.
Rodriguez owns a .269/.328/.471 batting line to go along with 23 stolen bases, 20 home runs and 64 RBIs this season. He has posted two defensive runs saved as the Mariners’ primary center fielder.
Rodriguez made the 2022 AL All-Star team and was the runner-up in the Home Run Derby.
Seattle is 68-57, good for second in the AL West and possession of third place in the AL Wild Card race as of Friday afternoon.
This is a developing story.
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Source: FOX Sports