The deal would make Hernandez the highest-paid pitcher in baseball history. The reported value of the contract easily would surpass the record $161 million deal that CC Sabathia signed with the New York Yankees prior to the 2009 season.
Hernandez, 26, was scheduled to make $19.5 million this season and $20 million in 2014. The new contract will start this season, according to USA Today Sports, and pay the three-time All-Star an annual average salary of $25 million, which would surpass Zack Greinke's $24.5 million under his new contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The contract is expected to be finalized before spring training, according to USA Today Sports.
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