Reliever Fernando Rodney and the San Diego Padres completed their $2 million, one-year contract on Thursday.
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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Mariners signed Dae-ho Lee to minor league deal today. GM Jerry DiPoto told me tonight that Lee will compete for platoon role at 1B. He's down 45lbs from last season. Here is a scouting report on him: Defensively he Shows good hands, feet are fine around the bag w/ surprising flexibility for a big guy, though range is below average. Offensively he is smart hitter w/ strong approach. Definitely knows a ball from a strike and will take his walks. Good power to right center. This is a no risk type deal with significant upside if he can adjust to MLB pitching. Should be an interesting follow in spring training.
The Seattle Mariners have signed Korean slugger Dae-Ho Lee and catcher Steve Lerud to minor league contracts two weeks before the start of spring training.
Mariners counting on Iwakuma
Seattle put its faith in Hisashi Iwakuma this offseason, re-signing him after he failed a physical with the Dodgers. Now, the M's need the 34-year-old to reward them with a healthy season, Buster Olney writes . Linchpin players for 2016 (Insider)
Standout group made the Hall in 2015
Featuring three deserving first-ballot pitchers in John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez and a second baseman with over 3,000 hits in Craig Biggio, the Baseball Hall of Fame class of '15 is among the best of all time. Schoenfield: Top 5 HOF classes
Three MLB stars out of Caribbean HR derby
David Ortiz, Robinson Cano and Miguel Cabrera won't be in the Caribbean Series Home Run Derby, as previously scheduled, because the MLBPA is forbidding it. Story
Ishikawa deal off the table?
The Mariners reportedly agreed to a minor league contract with Travis Ishikawa last month, but the team's recent signing of Gaby Sanchez could cause the deal to fall apart. MLB rumors roundup
Majority of Mariners roster is healthy
Jesus Sucre underwent surgery earlier this week to repair a broken fibula and a severely sprained right ankle, reports MLB.com. But aside from Sucre, Seattle's players that faced injuries in 2015 are healthy and ready for spring training, MLB rumors roundup
Mariners, Walker should improve in 2016
Tony Blengino peeks into the crystal ball to make educated guesses regarding some of MLB's top pitchers. Taijuan Walker's 2015 numbers were tainted by his terrible opening stretch, but can we expect consistency moving forward? What's next for breakout pitchers (Insider)
Ishikawa looking for a fresh start
The Mariners reportedly signed Travis Ishikawa to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training, where he's hoping he can prove himself if he can stay healthy. MLB rumors roundup
The AL West has plenty of talent, but who is the most intriguing player heading into the 2016 season?
Mariners avoid arbitration with two
Seattle announced one-year deals with Evan Scribner and Charlie Furbush, thus avoiding arbitration with its three eligible players. A deal with Leonys Martin was announced on Thursday.
Mariners' lineup just misses cut
Seattle's offense, which received a big boost with the addition of Adam Lind, fell just short of cracking Buster Olney's list of the game's best. Top 10 lineups (Insider)
Mariners, Martin agree to contract
Seattle avoids arbitration with outfielder Leonys Martin and announces the agreement to a one-year deal for the 2016 season. No financial terms were disclosed in Thursday's announcement. This leaves LHP Charlie Furbush and RHP Evan Scribner arbitration-eligible.
The Seattle Mariners have hired Todd Donovan as their assistant director of player personnel and added three other pro scouts to their staff.
Dodgers trade Wieland to Mariners
Los Angeles dealt RHP Joe Wieland to Seattle for minor league SS Erick Mejia on Tuesday. Wieland, 25, made two starts for the Dodgers in 2015, going 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA. Mejia, 21, hit .282 in the minors last season.
Mariners boast a solid infield
With the addition of Adam Lind, Seattle's infield, which also features the bats of Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, could do some damage at the plate in 2016. Buster Olney ranks the group among the game's best. Top 10 infields (Insider)
Three Mariners file for arbitration
LHP Charlie Furbush, RHP Evan Scribner and OF Leonys Martin were among the 156 MLB players to file for salary arbitration on Tuesday. The three will swap proposed figures with Seattle this week, unless they agree to contracts.
The Dodgers sent 25-year-old righty Joe Wieland to the Mariners in exchange for 21-year-old minor league infielder Erick Mejia.
Good news, Mariners fans
Spring training is nearly here! Seattle pitchers and catchers will begin workouts in Peoria, Ariz. on Feb. 20 and will be joined by the full squad on Feb. 25. Spring workout schedules
Martinez to the Hall in 2017?
If ESPN's early ballot serves as any indication, Edgar Martinez will fall short again next year. The former Mariner earned 53.3 percent of the vote from our 15 anonymous voters. 2017 Hall of Fame ballot
Taijuan Walker will make major strides
David Schoenfield predicts that Walker will earn 15 wins with an ERA in the 3.25 range in 2016, providing a terrific No. 3 starter alongside Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma. AL bold predictions
Ken Griffey Jr. was honored at Safeco Field on Friday night during a red-carpet ceremony in which the Mariners said his No. 24 would become the first number retired in franchise history.
Jim Caple ESPN Senior Writer
Griffey on having his number 24 hanging next to Jackie Robinson's 42 in Seattle: "I don't think I did half of what he did." Junior was instrumental in having all players wear No. 42 every Jackie Robinson Day.