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Mariners, Ackley agree to deal

Updated: August 18, 2009, 5:14 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners and No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley have agreed to a five-year contract worth at least $7.5 million.

Ackley's deal could be worth $10 million, depending on how quickly he arrives in the big leagues. Sources familiar with the contract told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark that Ackley will collect a $6 million signing bonus, payable in five annual installments of $1.2 million each. And from 2010-14, he could earn anywhere from $1.5 million to $4 million in salaries, ...

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