The Mariners have officially announced the signing of Raul Ibanez. To make room for Ibanez, the team has designated right-hander pitcher D.J. Mitchell for assignment. The team has 10 days to either trade, release or outright Mitchell to the minor leagues if he hasn’t been claimed by another team.
Ibanez signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract. He will likely be a sometime starter at DH and a bat off the bench.
Ibañez, 40, is a familiar name to Mariners fans having appeared in a Seattle uniform from 1996-2000 and 2004-2008. Amongst all-time Mariners leaders he ranks in the top …