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Mariners bid adieu to DH Jack Cust

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm with 1 Comment »
July 29, 2011 3:38 pm

Jack Cust - A good man, a bad year.

Jack Cust

, a good man having a terrible season, was designated for assignment today by the Seattle Mariners.

Cust, 32, was an off-season $2.5 million investment by GM Jack Zduriencik, who’d hoped the left-handed hitter could add punch to a lineup that lacked any true production. It didn’t work, and one of those men is now out of a job.

Cust played in 67 games, batting .213 with three home runs and 23 RBI. One of the most popular and pleasent men in the cluhouse – for teammates and media -  he remained a professional throughout his struggles and eventual benching.

Cust was DFA’d to make room on the 25-man roster for Erik Bedard, who will start tonight against Tampa Bay.

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