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Mariners confirm signing of catcher John Baker to minor-league deal

SEATTLE — As expected, the Mariners filled their need for a veteran backup catcher Thursday by confirming a minor-league deal with John Baker that includes an invitation to big-league camp. Baker, 34, became a free agent in December when not offered a contract by the Chicago Cubs after batting .192 with no homers and 15 RBIs in 68 games. The Mariners reached a tentative agreement with Baker, a seven-year veteran, earlier in the week that was contingent on him passing a routine physical examination. Baker is expected to battle Jesus Sucre in spring training for duty as the back to … ...

Day 3 of Marshawn Lynch and the media -- A statement and no catchphrases

  And so it mercifully, it comes to an end for all parties involved. Marshawn Lynch fulfilled his last mandatory media requirement of Super Bowl week on Wednesday morning, meeting with the media for his scheduled five minutes. There was no repeated catchphrases and not lighthearted moments. Lynch made a statement and then tossed out a few random comments. Here's his opening statement: "Hey, look, all week, I done told y'all what's up and for some reason y'all continue to come back. You do the same that y'all did. I don't know what story you are trying to get out of me. I don't know what...

Mariners notebook: Some links worth noting

The spring-training countdown is roughly at three weeks (depending on when you read this) before the Feb. 20 reporting date for pitchers and catchers at the Mariners’ year-round complex in Peoria, Ariz. (Fans who make the trip will, by the way, see a renovated Peoria Stadium as the second phase of a three-year upgrade. Last year, the city spruced up the Mariners’ and Padres’ office complexes.) Anyway… It’s the time of year when prospect rankings and other predictions take center stage. The preview annuals are out — or will be soon. (Be sure to check out Athlon’s guide for a...
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 28, 2015

Mariners close to minor-league deal with catcher John Baker

Veteran expected to battle for backup job.
Seattle Times Jan 28, 2015

Mariners sign veteran catcher John Baker to a minor league contract

Mentioned a few days ago that the Mariners would likely sign a veteran back-up catcher to a minor league deal. Though not officially announced by the organization yet, pending the results of a physical, they have signed John Baker to a minor league contract.

Hot Stove podcast and notes including Mariners add a catcher

Hot Stove recap plus a new projection and a new catcher.

Mariners notebook: "The Hot Stove" podcast and a new catcher

A recap of "The Hot Stove" plus a new projection and a new catcher.

Mariners close to minor-league deal with catcher John Baker

The Mariners filled their need for a veteran backup catcher Wednesday by reaching agreement with John Baker on a minor-league deal, pending a physical examination. The contract, which likely includes an invitation to big-league camp, should become official by the end of the week. Baker, 34, alerted his twitter followers to his new deal early Wednesday by announcing “Next chapter begins. @Mariners.” The pending agreement fills the club’s desire to acquire a veteran with proven catch-and-throw skills as organizational depth. Baker will likely battle Jesus Sucre for duty as Mike Zunino’s...

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Seattle Times Jan 26, 2015
Mariners sign Franklin Gutierrez, Endy Chavez to minor-league contracts

Mariners sign Franklin Gutierrez, Endy Chavez to minor-league contracts

Outfielders have work cut out for them in order to make major-league roster.
Tacoma News-Tribune Jan 26, 2015

Mariners bring back Chavez, Gutierrez

The Seattle Mariners signed outfielder Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league deals on Monday.

Mariners confirm signings of Chavez, Gutierrez to minor-league deals

  The Mariners made it official Monday: veteran outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez are returning to the club on minor-league contracts that include invitations to big-league camp. The News Tribune reported Chavez’s signing on Sunday while noting the club was close to a deal with Gutierrez. Chavez, 36, is a 13-year veteran who split the last two seasons with the Mariners and Triple-A Tacoma. He batted .276 last year in 80 big-league games with two homers and 23 RBIs. Gutierrez, 31, played five years for the Mariners from 2009-13 before missing all of last season because of … ...

Mariners sign Chavez and Gutierrez to minor league deals

Two familiar faces will be in Spring Training for the Mariners.

Mariners sign Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez to minor-league deals

Two familiar faces will be in Spring Training for the Mariners as the team announced that it has signed Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor-league deals.
Seattle Times Jan 26, 2015

Mariners announce the signing of Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts

The Mariners officially announced the signing of outfielders Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez to minor league contracts with invites to Major League spring training on Monday afternoon.

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