Update: Reports that Hernandez and the Mariners agreed to a seven-year, $175 million contract were incorrect, and no deal has been finalized, MLB.com reports. "We stil have not reached an agreement, but we are moving forward," the agency that represents Hernandez said Friday. "At this moment, we have covered 70 percent of the road."
Recommendation: This is surprising, but it sounds like Hernandez will get his massive payday eventually. It's uncertain when exactly the deal will get done, but Hernandez is expected to report Tuesday in Peoria, Arizona along with the rest of the pitchers and catchers. In other news, the right-hander has reportedly decided to skip the World Baseball Classic.