The Seattle Mariners and first-base prospect Evan White have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with three club options, sources familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.
White, 23, spent all of last season at Double-A with the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. No player at that level has ever received a long-term extension.
In 2018, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Scott Kingery, who had played a full season at the Triple-A level, to a six-year, $24 million deal that could max out at $42 million combined. Eloy Jimenez of the Chicago White Sox also signed a long-term deal in Triple-A before making it to the majors.
White’s deal with the Mariners can max out in the mid-$50 million range, sources told Passan.
MLB.com was the first to report White’s agreement with the Mariners.
Barring a disastrous spring training, White is expected to be Seattle’s first baseman on Opening Day. The Mariners used eight different…