Late on Wednesday, the Seattle Mariners gave one of their key players a contract extension.
Super utilityman Dylan Moore, who can play all over the infield and outfield and played seven positions at various points last season, was signed to a three-year extension.
The deal is worth $8.875 million.
There are no options in the deal to avoid arbitration, but the contract does include escalators to at least $9 million, which buys out one free agency year.
On Twitter, Jeff Passan of ESPN provided the news of Moore’s contract extension, while also providing the financial details and the potential escalators which could increase the amount of money the super utilityman makes.
Superutilityman Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners are in agreement on a three-year, $8.875 million extension, sources tell ESPN. No options in deal to avoid arbitration, which includes escalators to $9M+, buys out one FA year. Moore had .368 OBP, played seven positions in ‘22.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 2, 2023
Moore, 30, hit just .224 with six home runs and 24 RBI.
But the super utilityman had an impressive on-base percentage of .368, a slugging percentage of .385, and OPS of .753, and an OPS+ of 122.
The Mariners clearly see tremendous value in Moore and his ability to play multiple positions on the field, including every spot in the infield and outfield.
Fortunately, he’ll be staying in Seattle for at least the next three seasons.
His best season with the team came in 2020, which was shortened due to the pandemic.
That year, Moore hit .255 with eight home runs and 17 RBI in just 38 games.
He hit a career-high 12 home runs in 2021 and hit for a .181 average.
The Mariners won 90 games during the regular season and earned a Wild Card spot in the postseason.
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