The Mariners have signed Matt Lawton to a one-year, $400,000 deal, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
He could make an additional $1.25 million in bonuses based on plate appearances. Lawton will probably be the Mariners' fourth outfielder, though there's a slight chance he could play left with Ichiro Suzuki in center and Raul Ibanez in right if Jeremy Reed is traded. It's a good signing at the price. Lawton has turned into a lousy defender, but because of his on-base ability, he could easily be a better DH than Carl Everett.
Dec. 22 - 8:11 pm et
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Not a bad deal for the money I guess. Washburn, Everett & Lawton aren't superstars but at least SEA is trying to field a more competitive team.