Justin Smoak, Mariners reach deal
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Justin Smoak and the Seattle Mariners have avoided arbitration by agreeing on a contract that guarantees the first baseman $2,787,500 and could be worth up to $8,287,500 over two years.
Smoak will earn $2,637,500 this season under Saturday's agreement, and Seattle has a $3.65 million option for 2015 with a $150,000 buyout. The deal contains several bonuses and escalators. He was Seattle's last player in arbitration.
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