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Hot Stove: Mariners discuss multi-year extension with Felix Hernandez

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweeted Tuesday that the Mariners [1] have discussed a multi-year deal with starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, with the team’s aim to make him a “Mariner for life.” [2] Heyman notes that talks are still “very preliminary.”

Hernandez, 26, has two years remaining on his five-year, $78 million deal. Last season, Hernandez posted a 3.06 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 232 innings, marking his fifth consecutive season with 200 or more innings pitched.