Mariners sign Henry Blanco

Updated: June 14, 2013, 9:08 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Seattle Mariners signed veteran Henry Blanco on Friday and designated fellow catcher Kelly Shoppach for assignment.

The 41-year-old Blanco, released by the Toronto Blue Jays on June 10, is with his 11th major league team. A career .226 hitter, Blanco batted just .184 in 15 games with the Blue Jays.

Shoppach, 33, was batting only .196 in 35 games with the Mariners.


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