Found December 13, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners have declined to offer 2012 contracts to catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed...

Mariners sign 11 players to minor league deals

The Seattle Mariners have signed 11 players to minor league contracts with invites to spring training, including infielder Luis Rodriguez and former San Francisco outfielder Darren Ford. The Mariners announced their first wave of minor league contracts on Tuesday. Along with Rodriguez and Ford, Seattle signed eight pitchers: Matt Fox, Steve Garrison, Jarrett Grube, Sean Henn, Josh...

2012 Uniform Changes: Seattle Mariners (New Patch and Hat)

The Seattle Mariners made some small changes to their uniforms this season as the celebrate their 35th anniversary in Seattle. Last season, they brought back their teal uniforms as an alternate, which was a welcomed addition as it was an alternate uniform that wasn't more of the same (like every team wearing black as an alternate). This season they decided to take it a step...

M’s Non-Tender Dan Cortes and Chris Gimenez

Last night, the Mariners opened up two spots on the 40 man roster by declining to tender contracts to either Dan Cortes or Chris Gimenez. This was not a cost-savings maneuver, as neither were arbitration eligible and the team could have simply renewed their contracts at the league minimum for 2012. This was the team deciding that they’d rather have the open 40-man spots and determining...

Mariners re-sign C Chris Gimenez to 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have re-signed backup catcher Chris Gimenez to a one-year contract, two days after he was non-tendered by the club. Seattle announced the move Wednesday. The Mariners' 40-man roster now stands at 37. General manager Jack Zduriencik says the team had every intention of bringing back Gimenez but ''some procedural stuff'' forced the club to...

Offseason Notes for December 14th

An artist’s rendering of Luis Rodriguez, who re-signed with the Mariners. Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Offseason Notes. 1. Assorted Headlines 2. Prospecting: John Sickels’ Top-20 List for San Diego 3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: Cleveland Television Assorted Headlines Seattle Signs 11 Minor Leaguers The Seattle Mariners have signed...

Mariners Re-Sign Chris Gimenez

The Mariners have re-signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a Major League contract, reports's Greg Johns. Seattle non-tendered Gimenez just two days ago. “We had every intention of re-signing Chris,” said GM Jack Zduriencik. “There was just some procedural stuff that required us to non-tender him before we negotiated a new deal for 2012.” Gimenez, 29 later this...

Should The Mariners Extend Michael Pineda Now?

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays continued their strategy of aggressively locking up their young talents even before they’ve established themselves in the big leagues, signing Matt Moore to a five year, $14 million contract (followed by three team options) despite the fact that he’s pitched a total of 19 1/3 innings in the Major Leagues. This deal follows in the footsteps of contracts...

Kinney among Mariners non-roster invites

Veteran right-handed reliever Josh Kinney, who pitched 13 games for the White Sox last season, has signed a Minor League deal with the Mariners that includes a non-roster invitation to Major League camp this spring.

Surprise non-tendering of relief pitcher Dan Cortes came after off-season shoulder injury

About six weeks ago, relief pitcher Dan Cortes quietly underwent shoulder surgery conducted by team medical director Dr. Edward Khalfayan. The injury was said to have been caused by an off-season fall and prevented Cortes from going to winter ball as had been originally planned.
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