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Endy Chavez moves on, for now

Endy's gone, but is he really? Also, Joe Saunders and Franklin Gutierrez are headed to Tacoma. The Mariners have released a set of transactions, two of which are procedural and the other is a bit of a surprise. It was always assumed that Endy Chavez would start the year in Tacoma. Minor league contract assumes playing in the minors, right? Not really, at least not at this stage.  Alongside the other set of moves -- Franklin Gutierrez converting his minor league deal to a AAA one, and the same for Joe Saunders -- Endy opted to ask for his release and look for a better job somewhere...

Mariners retain Gutierrez, Saunders on new deals, release Chavez

PEORIA, Ariz. — The Mariners cleaned up their Rule XX (B) free agents Tuesday by releasing left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders and outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez from their minor-league contracts. Saunders and Gutierrez then signed new minor-league deals that are not bound by the Rule XX (B) provisions. Chavez opted to become a free agent. Right-handed pitcher Kevin Correia, who also qualified, was released Monday and chose to become a free agent. The Rule XX (B) provision covers major-league free agents who sign minor-league contracts. They must be informed, five days prior to...

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