July 30, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) - Chone Figgins is moving up the coast in the AL West.
The Mariners and the third baseman have a preliminary agreement on a $36 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Friday night.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Mariners had yet to announce the deal, which was first reported to be close by Foxsports.com.
The contract, which is subject to a physical, includes a vesting option for 2014 that could make the deal worth $45 million over five years.
Figgins has been a catalyst atop the Los Angeles Angels' lineup. He will replace Adrian Beltre, a two-time Gold Glove third baseman who became a free agent.