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Mariners sign Ibanez to one-year contract

Dec. 26, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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SEATTLE, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Seattle Mariners have signed free-agent outfielder Raul Ibanez to a one-year contract, the team said Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Ibanez agreed to a $2.75 million deal, MLB.com reported.

The 17-year MLB veteran, who played for the Mariners from 1996-2000 and 2004-08, is coming off a successful year with the New York Yankees -- especially in the post-season, when he bashed three homers and drove in five runs while hitting .318 for the American League East champs.

He sports a career .278 average with 271 home runs and 1,116 RBI over 1,975 games.

To make room for Ibanez, the Mariners designating right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell for assignment.

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