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Seattle Mariners

Hernandez’s house hit by fire

Tue., Nov. 5, 2013

Baseball: Fire crews from three departments quickly knocked down a Monday afternoon blaze that damaged a Bellevue house belonging to Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez.

“I have been in contact with Felix and he and his family are safe,” Mariners spokesman Tim Hevly said by email.

The Bellevue Fire Department tweeted that the majority of the fire was quickly knocked down.

There was no immediate information on the extent or cause of the fire.

Hernandez was in Napa, Calif., when the fire started about 4 p.m. Monday but was on his way back to Seattle because of the blaze, his agent, Wil Polidor, told the Seattle Times. The agent said no one was in the home at the time.

Firefighters from nearby Redmond and Mercer Island joined Bellevue crews to attack the blaze.

King County public records show the 5,100-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bath house belonging to Felix A. and Sandra Hernandez was built in 2009 and is valued at $2.85 million.

Associated Press

Mariners make offer to Morales

Baseball: The Seattle Mariners have made a qualifying offer to designated hitter Kendrys Morales that would pay him $14.1 million for next season.

The Mariners announced they had made the offer on Monday and Morales has until Nov. 11 to accept. If he signs elsewhere, Seattle would get an extra pick at the end of the first round of June’s amateur draft.

Last season, his first with Seattle, Morales played in 156 games, hitting .277 with 23 homers and 80 RBIs. He also had 34 doubles and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .785.

Associated Press

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