Nelson Cruz has agreed to a deal with the Mariners: four years, $57 million


UPDATE: The deal is confirmed: four-years, $57 million for Cruz.

10:33 AM: Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes passes this along:

Rojas has passed this thing along from El Caribe in the past and, while it’s not his report, Rojas is pretty reliable when it comes to this stuff. Guess we’ll see shortly.

If it is accurate, though: the annual money is not terrible — it’s less than $15 million per, which is lower than a qualifying offer — but I still maintain that four years to Cruz is gonna look bad by the time it is all said and done.

That said: the M’s are in win-now mode, as they should be. If they get two good years from him they probably won’t care. Nor should they.