Mariners sign Rickie Weeks to one-year contract


According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Sirius XM, the Mariners have signed free agent Rickie Weeks to a one-year contract worth around $2 million. The deal will also carry another $2 million worth of incentives.

Weeks is a shell of the All-Star second baseman who put up 29 home runs and 83 RBI in 2010, but he still managed a cool .809 OPS (124 OPS+) in 286 plate appearances last season for the Brewers and should be a nice bench piece for Seattle. He remains an effective slugger against left-handed pitching.

The 32-year-old can help out at second base, first base, and designated hitter for the Mariners.

He might also be available for emergency duty at one of the corner outfield spots.