Thursday notebook: Mariners sign OF Leonys Martin, avoid arbitration

Jan 14, 2016, 3:53 PM | Updated: 4:08 pm
Outfielder Leonys Martin will reportedly make $4.15 million in his first season with the Mariners. ...
Outfielder Leonys Martin will reportedly make $4.15 million in his first season with the Mariners. (AP)
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The Mariners can check one more item off their post-Holidays to-do list as the team has avoided arbitration with outfielder Leonys Martin, signing him to a one-year deal that Jon Heyman reports to be worth $4.15 million.

Martin, who was first-year arbitration eligible, earned $3.75 million as a member of the Texas Rangers in 2015. He receives a modest bump in salary after injury and a poor offensive showing last year. He is currently playing winter ball for Licey in the Dominican League, hitting .360/.441/.941 in 50 at-bats in 14 postseason games.

The Mariners have two arbitration-eligible players remaining: Charlie Furbush and Evan Scribner.

FanFest announced

Mariners FanFest will take place Jan. 30-31. The team has announced the following players, past, present and future and staff and broadcasters as scheduled to attend.

• Current: Steve Cishek, Charlie Furbush, Chris Iannetta, Leonys Martin, James Paxton, Kyle Seager, Taijuan Walker.

• Future: Braden Bishop, Drew Jackson, Tyler O’Neill, Boog Powell.

• Past: Jay Buhner, Dave Valle, Dan Wilson.

• Staff: Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais.

• Broadcasters: Aaron Goldsmith, Rick Rizzs.

For more on FanFest including activities and ticket information visit the FanFest page at Mariners.com.

We will have a special-edition Hot Stove show from FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 30 from noon to 1:30.

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