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The Mariners have declined their part of outfielder

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26/01/2019 06:40
SEATTLE (AP) — Denard Span’s $12 million mutual option for next year in favor of a $4 million buyout , making the 34-year-old a free agent.Span, who exercised his part of the option, was acquired by Seattle last May in a trade with Tampa Bay and became one of the Mariners most consistent hitters. Span hit .272 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 94 games with the Mariners David Price Jersey , often batting in the middle of Seattle’s order. He played 87 of those games in the outfield, almost all in left field.Span agreed to a $31 million, three-year contract with San Francisco before the 2016 season and earned an additional $4.75 million in performance bonuses and escalators that raised his earnings under the deal to $35.75 million.He was traded to Tampa Bay from San Francisco last offseason and relished the chance to play where he grew up. But with Seattle needing a left-handed bat after the suspension of Robinson Cano as it tried to contend for a playoff spot, he was traded to the Mariners along with reliever Alex Colome for a pair of minor leaguers. PHOENIX (AP) — Right-hander Merrill Kelly is joining his hometown Arizona Diamondbacks , agreeing to a $5.5 million, two-year contract.The 30-year-old spent the past four seasons with SK Wyverns in South Korea. He was 48-32 with a 3.86 ERA, including 16-7 in 2017.A Scottsdale native, Kelly attended Desert Mountain High School Brock Holt Jersey , Yavapai College and Arizona State. He was taken by Tampa Bay on the eighth round of the 2010 amateur draft and rose to Triple-A in the Rays’ system.He gets $2 million next season and $3 million in 2020. The Diamondbacks have a $4.25 million team option for 2021 with a $500,000 buyout, and if that is exercised they have a $5.25 million option for 2022.He cannot be sent to the minor leagues without his consent, and he will become a free agent at the end of the contract.Kelly’s deal was announced Tuesday.
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