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Elbow issue holding up King Felix deal

FelixHernandezLast week it was reported that the Seattle Mariners and their super ace Felix Hernandez had agreed on a contract extension, and it was kind of a big one. It was supposedly for seven years and $175 million, which is insane.

But, now there is a bit of a holdup. According to Bob Nightengale, he has an “issue” with his elbow.

“Felix Hernandez knows elbow became “issue” after his physical , but both sides say still hoping to complete $175 million deal #mariners,” tweets Nightengale.

King Felix already pulled out of the World Baseball Classic and the elbow is probably the reason. Nothing gives a team pause about forking over a wad of cash to a pitcher like spotting an arm problem.

But, the two sides are still looking to get something done, so it doesn’t seem like it’s too big of a deal.

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