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The Seattle Mariners released right-handed reliever David Aardsma after his refusal to be outrighted.
Aardsma missed the entire 2010 season after he had surgery in the offseason to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He then needed Tommy John surgery in July following an arm injury.
Aardsma notched 69 saves in two seasons with the Mariners, fourth-most in team history.
Seattle also removed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and catcher Adam Moore from the 60-day disabled list Monday.
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The Seattle Mariners have released former closer David Aardsma after Aardsma declined to be outrighted and became a free agent.
The Mariners also removed center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and catcher Adam Moore from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Right-handed reliever Jeff Gray was also claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins.
Aardsma did not pitch in the majors during...
The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their director of player development.
Gwynn, the younger brother of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, replaces Pedro Grifol, named the new manager of Class-A High Desert.
Gwynn will oversee Seattle's minor league system. He previously was the San Diego Padres' director of player personnel.
Gwynn has spent 14 years working in baseball front offices.
Former Mariners closer David Aardsma was out righted by the club and opted to become a free agent Monday. Aardsma, 29, did not pitch in 2011. He had hip surgery Jan. 3 and later injured his elbow during rehab. He had Tommy John surgery July 22. The right-hander recorded 69 saves in two seasons for [...]
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More on that in a moment.
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The Twins announced that they claimed right-hander Jeff Gray off of waivers from the Mariners. They also confirmed that they claimed left-hander Matt Maloney off of waivers from the Reds.
The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their new director of player development after current minor league director Pedro Grifol was made the new manager at Single-A High Desert.
David Aardsma cleared waivers and became a free agent on Monday, as the Mariners chose not to go to salary arbitration with the injured closer as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
The Seattle Mariners have hired Chris Gwynn as their new director of player development after current minor league director Pedro Grifol was made the new manager at Single-A High Desert. The Mariners made the moves official on Tuesday. Gwynn previously worked as the director of player personnel for the San Diego Padres.