Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mariners ink former Royal

Former Royals great, and five-time all-star, Mike Sweeney, who played for the Oakland Athletics in 2008, was signed on Thursday to a minor-league contract by the Seattle Mariners. Sweeney, a likely shoo-in for the Royals Hall of Fame one day after spending 13 years in the organization, is holding out hope he can again be a productive player in the big leagues. It's likely Sweeney will DH for the Mariners as he appears well past ever being a full-time position payer again. It has been speculated that if Sweeney doesn't crack the 25 man roster coming out of Spring Training he will hang up his cleats for good.

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