According to MLB.com’s Jim Street, the Mariners have finally inked right-handed reliever Josh Fields. He was the team’s first-round pick in the 2008 first year player draft.
Jim Callis of Baseball America dug up the numbers over the weekend: Fields will receive $1.75 million, splitting the difference between MLB’s $1.5 million recommendation for his draft slot and the $2 million he was seeking.
The 23-year-old passed a physical Saturday and the deal became official with his signature this afternoon. Fields will now join the Mariners’ camp as a non-roster invitee.