The Mariners have reportedly signed a new deal to keep one of their most versatile players in Seattle through 2025.
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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported. On Wednesday night, ultra-utility player Dylan Moore and the Mariners agreed to a three-year deal. Moore, 30, had two years left on his current contract and was eligible for arbitration both seasons.
Moore and the Mariners disagreed on terms regarding 2023 salaries weeks ago and were due to head to arbitration hearings. Instead, Moore evaded arbitration and signed a deal worth $8.875 million to buy a one-year free agency, Passant reported. The Mariners have yet to announce a reported contract extension.
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Moore joined the Mariners prior to the 2019 season and although he had never played in the major leagues, he signed an MLB contract with Seattle and quickly found himself bouncing around the diamond.
Since 2019, Moore has played every position with the Mariners except catcher and pitcher. He played in his seven positions last year in Seattle. The team said Moore with new infielder Kolten Wong could be the right hand man in the second base platoon this offseason. Moore was also able to spend some time at shortstop to give JP Crawford some time off in addition to burying diamonds.
In his four-year MLB career, the 2015 7th-round pick played 381 games, had 35 homers, 112 RBIs and 65 stolen bases, and had a career slash of .208/.317/.384 (.701 OPS). owns the line Including his 21 each for the last two years.
In 104 games in 2022, Moore has slashed .224/.368/.385 (.753 OPS) with 6 homers, 24 RBIs, and 122 OPS+ (100 is a league average). In his shortened 2020 season, Moore posted his OPS of .855 in 38 games and was arguably the M’s best player.
With Moore signing an extension, new outfielder Teoscar Hernández will be the Mariners’ only player with no set salary for the 2023 season. Hernández he filed for $16 million and the Mariners he filed for $14 million. Relief pitcher Diego Castillo set a salary of $2.95 million Wednesday when he lost an arbitration lawsuit demanding a salary of $3.225 million.
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