Sources: Double-A 1B gets 6-year deal from Ms

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The Seattle Mariners and first-base prospect Evan White have agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract with three club options, sources familiar with the deal confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday.

White, 23, spent all of last season at Double-A with the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League. No player at that level ever has received a long-term extension.

In 2018, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Scott Kingery, who had played a full season at the Triple-A level, to a six-year, $24 million deal that could max out at $42 million combined.

White’s deal with the Mariners can max out in the mid-$50 million range, sources told Passan. Barring a disastrous spring training, White is expected to be Seattle’s first baseman on Opening Day.

MLB.com was the first to report White’s agreement with the Mariners.

A non-roster invitee to spring training last year, White had a .293 batting average with 18 home runs and 55 RBIs in 92 games while being named to the Futures Game last season.

The Mariners’ first-round selection in the 2017 draft out of Kentucky also was a Double-A All-Star selection by Baseball America.

In three minor league seasons, White has a .296 batting average with 32 home runs and 133 RBIs.