The Seattle Mariners signed shortstop J.P. Crawford to a five-year, $51 million contract extension.
Crawford initially signed a one-year, $4.85 million deal with Seattle last month to avoid arbitration, but now the long-term agreement comes with a $5 million signing bonus and $5 million salary for 2022.
The 27-year-old out of Long Beach has been a major defenseman in the infield in his five-year career, and he’s improving at the plate as well.
Crawford posted career-highs at the plate in 2021, hitting .273/.338/376 to go along with nine home runs and 54 RBI.
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