Posted January 14, 2014 on
PLAYERS: Mike Zunino
TEAMS: Seattle Mariners
Addressing one of their pressing needs, Seattle appears to have added a veteran catcher to back up Mike Zunino. Jon Heyman has reported on Twitter that the Mariners are bringing in former All-Star John Buck on a 1-year, $1 million deal.

Cano's arrival signals better numbers in store for Kyle Seager; teammates

We’re doing little beyond stating the obvious here, but it is important to consider as we head into the season all the same. In the immediate fallout of Robinson Cano‘s signing, the focus was on the presumed negative impact on his 2014 fantasy outlook and not what it would mean for the rest of the Seattle Mariners. Seattle didn’t do a whole lot of scoring last season – they...

Mariners, Michael Saunders agree on 2014 contract

The Seattle Mariners and outfielder Michael Saunders have reached agreement on a $2.3 million contract for the 2014 season and avoided salary arbitration. The Mariners announced the deal with Saunders on Wednesday. He can earn an additional $75,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances. Saunders, 27, has spent his entire career in the Mariners organization. He made...

Player Profile #157: Kendrys Morales | 1B | FA

Kendrys Morales had a pretty good year in 2013 for Seattle, but more importantly he was able to stay in the lineup for 156 games. That total was good for the most games he’s played in his career, eclipsing the total of 152 he put up in 2009. It wasn’t 2009, MVP-caliber good, but he has now put up two very solid seasons since his devastating leg injury in 2010. Year GP BA OBP...

Mariners announce 2014 spring training NRIs

Seattle will head to spring training in 2014 with a revamped roster headlined by Robinson Cano. But the club still has some open roster spots up for competition, and the club announced today that 19 players will be non-roster invitees to spring. This list contains seven players on the SeattleClubhouse Top-50 prospect list for the Mariners.

Mariners Rumors: Seattle Close to Signing John Buck

The Seattle Mariners are in the market for a backup catcher, and it looks like they are about to land one in John Buck.  Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners were close to signing the 33-year-old catcher.Buck played for the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates last season and got off to a hot start, hitting 14 homeruns before the All-Star break.  Unfortunately, the right-handed...

Seattle Mariners to Sign John Buck

The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with John Buck for one year and $1 million, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Buck figures to provide depth behind top prospect Mike Zunino, who is expected to be the Mariners primary catcher. Buck, 33, split time between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. He got off to a hot start with the Mets, as he managed...

Remembering Jason Bay

When I saw the news that Jason Bay was likely to retire, I had a bit of an "awww" moment. Though his time with the Red Sox was short-lived (less than two full seasons), I personally really liked having him in Boston. When Bay came to the Red Sox, it was controversial and I'd bet that most fans were unsure about it, including myself. He came to us via a three-team...

Mariners sign John Buck For a Million Of Them

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal for $1 million. He spent last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. Jon Heyman and Jon Paul Morosi broke the story on twitter.   #mariners agree to deal with john buck. he gets $1M. @jonmorosi said MLB deal was close. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 14, 2014 His...

Mariners Close To A Deal With Catcher John Buck

The Seattle Mariners are close to a deal with free agent catcher John Buck according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. With highly regarded Mike Zunino as the primary catcher, Buck will likely be his back-up, Buck, 33, batted a combined .219 with 15 homers and 62 RBI between the Mets and the Pirates last season. He had a .285 OBP and .362 slugging percentage. There had been some interest...
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