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Mariners outfielder frustrated by lack of playing time

Updated: May 7, 2006, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Frustrated by a lack of playing time, veteran outfielder Matt Lawton said Sunday he asked the Mariners to release him.

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Lawton approached Seattle's front office late last month after having started just one game all season, and after Lawton noticed a glut of outfielders on the team. Lawton characterized his meeting as his way of "trying to make everything easier," and voluntarily offered to be released.

Instead, the Mariners designated outfielder Joe Borchard ...

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