Share This Page
MLB

Baseball notebook: Former Pirate Bay signs 1-year deal with Mariners

| Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
Former Pirates outfielder Jason Bay, shown playing for the Mets last summer, reached a deal on a one-year contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill, File

A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that former Pirates outfielder Jason Bay reached a one-year contract with the Mariners.

Bay, 34, is hoping to resurrect his career after three injury-plagued seasons with the Mets. Bay hit .165 with eight home runs and 20 RBI last season.

More former Pirates

Free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth, 31, rejoined the Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million. ... Left-hander Sean Burnett, 30, and the Angels agreed to a two-year contract.

Angels secure Blanton

A person familiar with the negotiations said the Angels agreed to a $15 million, two-year contract with right-hander Joe Blanton, who went 10-13 with a 4.71 ERA for the Phillies and Dodgers last season.

Chavez joins D'backs

A person with knowledge of the negotiations said the Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez have agreed to terms on a $3 million, one-year contract. Chavez, 34, hit .281 with 16 homers in 278 at-bats for the Yankees last season.

ChiSox sign Keppinger

A person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger reached agreement with the White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract. Keppinger hit .325 for Tampa Bay last season.

Choate, Cardinals agree

A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press that left-handed reliever Randy Choate and the Cardinals agreed to a $7.5 million, three-year contract.

Braves manager's option

The Atlanta Braves exercised their 2014 option on the contract of manager Fredi Gonzalez.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.