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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 that neither was worth a Major League contract for next year.
With Gimenez, that’s par for the course. He’s a replacement level catcher who has bounced between Triple-A and the Majors for most of his career. He’s the definition of freely available talent, and there’s no reason to use any resources to retain him. Cortes, though, is a young live arm, and those don’t really grow on trees. That the organization was willing to cut him loose despite his velocity and youth should tell you just how bad he was last year.
His command was bad, but that’s always been true, even when the Mariners plucked...
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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...
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...
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...
The Mariners have re-signed catcher Chris Gimenez to a Major League contract, reports MLB.com'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...
SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners have declined to offer 2012 contracts to catcher Chris Gimenez and right-handed...
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.
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
Seattle Signs 11 Minor Leaguers
The Seattle Mariners have signed...
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.