On Wednesday Rickie Weeks finally found a home with the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners signed Weeks to a one-year deal worth $2 million that includes up to another $2 million in incentives.
He’ll play back-up to superstar second baseman Robinson Cano and is also expected to compete for time at the corner outfield positions.
According to a club source the #Mariners have agreed to terms with Rickie Weeks on 1yr Major League deal at approx $2m w/ $2m inc..LF/RF/2B
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 12, 2015
While he isn’t the same player he was in 2010 and 2011, the 32-year-old is still an effective slugger against left handed pitching and could also be used at DH or as a pinch hitter.
Weeks is a career .249 hitter and when healthy can has consistently put up good OPS numbers. He should be a solid and versatile bench player for the Mariners in 2015.
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