The Seattle Mariners and free-agent outfielder Jason Bay have agreed to a one-year deal worth more than $1 million, according to sources.
Bay and the New York Mets ended their unproductive relationship after three disappointing seasons when they agreed on Nov. 7 to terminate the outfielder's contract with one guaranteed season remaining.
After signing a $66 million, four-year deal wiht the Mets before the 2010 season, the three-time All-Star hit .234 in three injury-plagued seasons with 26 homers and 124 RBI, including a .165 average with eight homers and 20 RBI in 2012. Sidelined by concussions and rib injuries, he played just 288 games for the Mets.
Bay was owed $16 million for 2013 and a $3 million buyout of a 2014 option, plus the final $2 million installment of his $8.5 million signing bonus was payable by next June. The agreement allows the Mets to spread out the payments.
An All-Star in 2005, 2006 and 2009, Bay signed with the Mets after hitting .267 in his final season f...