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Archives: Dec. 2013

Dec.
18th

Franklin Gutierrez taking new medication, ‘feeling good’ as he re-signs with Mariners

The Mariners made official the re-signing of center fielder Franklin Gutierrez on Wednesday. He signed a 1-year, $1 million deal with the possibility of $2 million in performance incentives, as first reported by ESPN Deportes.

A corresponding 40-man roster move will be announced later.

Gutierrez met with reporters in the Mariners clubhouse a little while ago. Here are a few notes … Read more »

Dec.
12th

Cano introduced, Mariners altered

Robinson Cano checks out his new home park Thursday. / AP photo
Robinson Cano checks out his new home park Thursday. / AP photo

Robinson Cano was the last person into his press conference Thursday afternoon at Safeco Field.

He came in through a side door with a wide smile. He sat in the middle with his No. 22 jersey hanging behind him. He had just finished signing his 10-year, $240 million contract that is designed to keep him in Seattle past his 40th birthday.

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Dec.
12th

Texas Rangers select Russell Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

No, the Texas Rangers don’t really expect Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to chuck his football career to return to baseball.

The Rangers simply hope he’ll consent to play a minor role in their organization, such as coming to spring training to address their players.

“The makeup, the way he goes about his business,” Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller said, “to have that kind of talent be part of the organization is something we really, really like.”

Wilson became the Rangers’ property, in baseball terms, when they selected him Thursday in the Class AAA  phase of the Rule 5 Draft

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Dec.
12th

Texas Rangers take Russell Wilson in Rule 5 Draft

No, the Texas Rangers don’t really expect Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to chuck his football career to return to baseball.

The Rangers simply hope he’ll consent to play a minor role in their organization, such as coming to spring training to address their players.

“The makeup, the way he goes about his business,” Rangers assistant general A.J. Preller said, “to have that kind of talent be part of the organization is something we really, really like.”

Wilson became the Rangers’ property, in baseball terms, when they selected him Thursday in the minor-league phase of the Rule 5 Draft at the

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Dec.
11th

Mariners sign Hart and acquire Morrison

First, Corey Hart. And then Logan Morrison

The Seattle Mariners kicked their off-season overhaul into overdrive again Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla., by signing Hart and, only minutes later, acquiring Morrison from Miami for reliever Carter Capps.

A baseball source confirmed the Hart signing for a one-year deal believed to include a $5 million guarantee with incentives that could boost the value to $13 million.

The report on Morrison came from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

The Mariners signed Hart, first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, shortly  after word surfaced that the Dodgers had pulled

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Dec.
11th

Report says Mariners reach deal with Corey Hart

First baseman Corey Hart appears headed to the Seattle Mariners, who swept in with a late bid to pry him away from a return to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Wednesday on twitter that Hart has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners. There was no confirmation of the agreement, but the Mariners have pushed hard to acquire a right-handed power bat.

The apparent deal came shortly after word surfaced that the Dodgers had pulled outfielder Matt Kemp off the trade market. The news on Kemp came from Dave Stewart, who represents Kemp, via ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark

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Dec.
11th

Price not interested in extension with Mariners

The possibility of the Seattle Mariners acquiring former Cy Young winner David Price from Tampa Bay in a deal involving top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker took an interesting spin Wednesday morning at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla.

Price’s agent, Bo McKinnis, told FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal that Price wouldn’t be willing, at this point, to sign a contract extension if traded to the Mariners…but might be willing to do so with other clubs.

One hurdle in the trade is the Mariners would only control Price for two years before he gains eligibility for free agency. An extension, of course, would

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Dec.
10th

Report: Robinson Cano headed to Seattle for physical

Second baseman Robinson Cano is heading today to Seattle from the Dominican Republic to under a physical examination on Wednesday, according to a report by ESPNDesportes.com’s Enrique Rojas on twitter.

There has been no confirmation yet from the Mariners or Cano’s camp on Rojas’ report, but it’s worth noting it was Rojas who broke the story last Friday of the 10-year, $240 million deal when other media outlets were reporting a riff in negotiations.

Assuming Rojas is correct again, that would likely set the stage for official confirmation of the deal on Thursday at an introductory news conference in Seattle.