The Mariners “appear to be nearing an agreement” with southpaw Yusei Kikuchi, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Kikuchi gets four guaranteed years from the Mariners, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi (via Twitter).

Kikuchi will earn $43MM over the first three years of the contract, Heyman reports (Twitter link). At that point, the Mariners can then choose to extend Kikuchi for $66MM over the 2022-25 seasons, which would make the deal a seven-year, $109MM contract overall. If the M’s don’t exercise this four-year extension, Kikuchi then can opt to exercise a player option for 2022 that would pay him $13MM.