Third baseman Kyle Seager and the Mariners are on the verge of agreeing to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.
Seager has emerged as one of MLB’s best all-around third basemen at age 27, combining Gold Glove-winning defense with 25-homer power despite calling pitcher-friendly Safeco Field home.
He’s arbitration eligible for the first time in 2015 and under team control through 2017, so a seven-year contract would cover his three arbitration-eligible seasons and buy out his first four years of free agency.
Among all MLB third basemen from 2012-2014 he ranks fifth in Wins Above Replacement, sandwiched in between Chase Headley and Evan Longoria. A seven-year deal would put him under the Mariners’ control through age 33.