Mariners Sign Shortstop To Extension

The Seattle Mariners are keeping J.P. Crawford around for a long time, as they have signed the 27-year-old to a five-year, $51 million contract extension.

Crawford is coming off of the best season of his career, so it's understandable that the Mariners wanted to extend him. In 160 games with Seattle last season, he set career-highs in home runs (nine), RBIs (54), and batting average (.273). This came after he won his first Gold Glove Award in 2020, so it's clear that the shortstop is continuing to improve each season. 

In 378 career games between the Phillies and Mariners, Crawford has 21 home runs, 142 RBIs, and a .250 batting average. As this contract extension gets underway, it will be intriguing to see how much these stats improve by the end of it. 

Nevertheless, the Mariners are continuing to make good moves as they inch closer to becoming a playoff team for the first time since 2001. 

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