Former Gonzaga pitcher Marco Gonzales signs 4-year extension with Mariners
SEATTLE, Wash. – The Seattle Mariners annoucned Monday they have signed left handed starting pitcher Marco Gonzales to a 4-year contract extension plus a club option.
Marco’s extension will begin in 2021 with the club option in place for the 2025 season.
ESPN is reporting the deal is a four year, 30 million dollar contract.
Gonzales was one of the few bright spots in the Mariners 2019 season leading the American League in starts (34), he was fith in wins (16), and posted a 3.99 ERA.
“Since joining the Mariners, Marco has been a model of consistency, quietly ranking among the most productive starting pitchers in the AL,” Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said in a statement Monday. “His presence, competitiveness, preparation and leadership make him a key part of our future.”
Added Gonzales: “This is truly an exciting day for me and my family. We consider the city of Seattle our home, and to be welcomed by the Mariner organization and the fans with such open arms, and now this contract, is a dream come true. This organization has a vision for winning a championship, and I am honored to be a part of their plans. This will only further motivate me and the passion that I have to compete and win. I do not take their commitment to me lightly, and I will always represent this team and this city with honor and pride.”
His Pacific Northwest roots date back to his college days at Gonzaga University, where he spent 3 seasons (2011-13) and compiled a record of 26-7 with a 2.34 ERA. He is the highest draft pick (19th overall) in Gonzaga baseball program history. During his time at Gonzaga, he was named two-time West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Year, earning the honors as a freshman (2011) and as a junior (2013), sharing with Kris Bryant (Univ. of San Diego) both years. As a junior in 2013, he also earned John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year honors.
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