Mariners give prospect Evan White $24M, 6-year deal

AP

Print Article

SEATTLE (AP) — Evan White earned a $24 million, six-year contract from Seattle Mariners before playing a game above Double-A.

Seattle announced the contract Monday after the first baseman completed a physical. The agreement includes options for 2026-28 and likely will cover all the years White would be eligible for salary arbitration.

“I believe in the organization and where we’re going and it’s something I want to be a part of,” White said.

The 23-year-old 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.

“For us to be able to do this with a player who has yet to play in the big leagues but we have become so comfortable with, not just with what we believe his upside as a player to be, but who he is as a person, I think all of that has gone into making this a very easy thing for us organizationally,” Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said.

Print Article

Read More Sports

M’s outfielder Mitch Haniger to miss spring training and likely start of season

January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald SEATTLE — The Mariners have lost their best player to injury two weeks before spring training. At Thursday’s pre-spring training luncheon, general manager Jerry Dipoto announced that All-Star outfie...

Comments

Read More

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner to sit out Pro Bowl but doesn’t need surgery on knee

January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner will not play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl so he can rest his ailing knee, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tuesday in an interview with NFL Network. But Carroll said Wag...

Comments

Read More

Felix Hernandez signs a minor-league contract with the Atlanta Braves

January 20, 2020 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald For the first time in his career, Felix Hernandez will go to spring training with an organization other than the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners’ one-time ace and franchise superstar has reportedly a...

Comments

Read More

Manta Ray Aquatics 200 freestyle relay breaks team record

January 20, 2020 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald FEDERAL WAY — Manta Ray Aquatics sent seven elite swimmers to Federal Way to compete at the Washington Open Swim Meet. This is the largest group the team has taken to this highly competitive meet th...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2020 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X