Felix Hernandez signs Mariners deal

Updated: February 13, 2013, 10:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- His hands trembled, his breath quickened and his eyes began to fill with tears. Felix Hernandez looked down at the piece of paper containing details of the largest contract ever placed in front of a pitcher and emotion took over.

Hernandez never hid his desire to be with the Seattle Mariners, even when he seemed destined for a bigger market, a bigger stage to showcase one of the most dynamic arms in baseball.

So when Hernandez signed his new seven-year contract on ...

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