Posted February 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Carlos Guillen is returning to Seattle after agreeing to a minor league contract with the Mariners. The 36-year-old spent the past eight seasons in Detroit where he was a three-time All-Star and hit .308 in his career with the Tigers playing five positions: left field, third base, shortstop, second base and first base. Guillen started his career with the Mariners from 1998-03, playing in 488 games in Seattle. Guillen is likely to compete for a reserve utility role with the Mariners. Seattle announced the deal on Wednesday. The Mariners pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 11 while the first full-squad workout will be on Feb. 18.

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The Seattle Mariners have signed Carlos Guillen to a minor league deal, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports. Guillen will earn a base salary of $1mm and has incentives tied to plate appearances included in the deal. Last season with the Tigers, Guillen was limited to only 95 at-bats and hit .232. Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.

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