Report: Mariners, Saunders agree to terms on one-year deal

by Jan 15, 3:08 PM

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The Mariners reportedly avoided arbitration with one of their players on Wednesday, agreeing to terms with outfielder Michael Saunders on a one-year, $2.3-million deal, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

The 27-year-old regressed in 2013, managing just 1.2 wins above replacement over 132 games with the Mariners.  Saunders hit .236/.323/.397 (98 wRC+) with 12 home runs, striking out in roughly 25 percent of his trips to the plate while managing a 25-point decrease in his isolated power.