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Big Contract For Mariners Player

 Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Joe Blanton throws against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Joe Blanton throws against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (WIBW)
Published: Nov. 25, 2019 at 4:44 PM EST
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SEATTLE (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners have finalized a $24 million, six-year contract with first baseman Evan White that includes three club options that could keep White locked up through 2028.

The Mariners announced the contract Monday after White completed a physical. The contract goes through 2025 and includes options for 2026-28. The 23-year-old White was the 17th overall pick in the 2017 amateur draft out of Kentucky. From the time he joined the Mariners' system he's been regarded as the club's first baseman of the future because of his excellent defense and a solid bat at the plate.

White joins the likes of Philadelphia's Scott Kingery and Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox who signed long-term deals with their teams before ever making it to the majors.

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