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Mariners sign Taijuan Walker to one-year deal with incentives

We’ve been hearing rumblings about this for a while, but today—the day of pitchers and catchers reporting—things came into sharper focus as Taijuan Walker turned up in the Mariners’ clubhouse. Nothing has been announced by the team yet but—

And sharper focus yet!

Pitcher Taijuan Walker and the Seattle Mariners are in agreement on a one-year, $2 million contract, league sources tell ESPN. Walker can earn up to $3 million total based on incentives.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 12, 2020

It’s a fairly modest deal, which could explain why there’s been such a delay between hearing about the team’s interest in Walker and confirmation of his signing.