Mariners put money where mouth is, sign reigning AL Cy Young winner

Mariners put money where mouth is, sign reigning AL Cy Young winner

Sep 25, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) tosses to the Minnesota Twins in the very first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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The Seattle Mariners have actually been significant players in MLB Free Agency so far, and made their effect finalizing by adding Robbie Ray.
Ray won the AL Cy Young award last season, finally playing into the possible lots of saw in him with the Arizona Diamondbacks and finally, the Blue Jays. Toronto made several relocations, consisting of signing Kevin Gausman on Sunday night, that appeared to signify Ray would not be going back to Canada as a Jay.
Per ESPNs Jeff Passan, the Mariners have signed Ray to a five-year, $115 million agreement with a third-year pull out.

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Ray joins a rotation that currently consists of Marco Gonzales, Chris Flexen and Logan Gilbert. Surely, the Ms will make other signings to submit that rotation, however Ray is the undoubted ace in Seattle progressing.
Seattle remained in the AL Wild Card mix until late in the season, when they fell off in the final week. Because of this, the front office devoted to investing more cash this offseason, and so far has actually kept their guarantee.

Ruling AL Cy Young winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners are completing a five-year, $115 million contract with an opt-out after the third season, sources knowledgeable about the offer inform ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 29, 2021

Robbie Ray statistics: AL Cy Young winner
Ray pitched to a 2.84 ERA, 248 strikeouts and a 1.045 WHIP in an MLB-leading 193.1 innings pitched. All of those marks led the majors, which remains in part why he was the clear option for Cy Young in the American League.