The Mariners made the kind of splash they’ve wanted for nearly a decade. They reached agreement with Robinson Cano, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.
ESPN reported earlier Friday that the contract was worth $240 million for 10 years.
The person told the AP that the deal was pending a physical that had not yet been scheduled. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
Music mogul Jay-Z, whose Roc Nation has partnered with CAA Baseball to represent Cano, was in Seattle for talks that began Thursday. Agent Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA Baseball and Juan Perez of Roc Nation Sports also were in attendance.