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John Buck is "very close" to agreeing to a one-year deal with the Mariners, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

Morosi reported late Monday night that the Mariners and Buck were making progress on a deal. Assuming the deal gets done, the 33-year-old will provide some veteran insurance behind the plate in case Mike Zunino struggles.

John Buck C SEA 6 Months

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are close to an agreement with free agent catcher John Buck.

Buck, 33, batted .219/.285/.367 with 15 home runs and 62 RBI over 110 games last season between the Mets and Pirates. He would function as a backup to young Mike Zunino.

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Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets have no interest in bringing back free agent catcher John Buck.

The 33-year-old backstop began the 2013 campaign with the Mets, bashing 15 homers and driving home 60 runs in 101 games before a mid-season trade to the Pirates. While the team is still looking for catching depth behind Travis d'Arnaud, Buck doesn't appear to be a fit.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports that the Nationals are interested in adding free agent catcher John Buck to serve as a backup to Wilson Ramos.

Ladson reports that the team is looking for an established backup who would be able to play full-time should Ramos suffer a significant injury. The 33-year-old backstop came out of the gate strong in 2013, but limped home with a .222/.288/.278 slash with one homer and 14 RBI in the second half of the season.

John Buck C SEA 8 Months

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Twins are interested in John Buck.

The Twins appear ready to hand the starting catcher job to Josmil Pinto following Joe Mauer's move to first base, but Buck would give them a bit of protection in case Pinto struggles. He batted .219/.285/.362 with 15 homers for the Mets and Pirates this past season.

John Buck C SEA 11 Months

John Buck went 3-for-3 in his Pirates debut Thursday against the Brewers.

It's the first time he's had three hits since May 1 and just the second time all year, so Pirates fans shouldn't get used to it. He's an upgrade over Tony Sanchez in the backup role, though.

John Buck C SEA 11 Months

Pirates acquired C John Buck, OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Mets for INF Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.

The Pirates have lost Michael McKenry (knee) for the season, so Buck will provide a veteran option to back up Russell Martin. The 33-year-old is batting .215/.285/.367 with 15 home runs and 60 RBI in 101 games this season and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant the rest of the way. Like Byrd, he will be a free agent this winter.

John Buck C SEA 11 Months

Mets placed C John Buck on the paternity leave list.

Buck left the team on Friday to be with his wife in labor. He'll be gone for a couple of games and the Mets have called up top prospect Travis d'Arnaud to replace him.

John Buck C SEA 11 Months

Mets placed C John Buck on the paternity leave list.

Buck got word before Friday's game that his wife was getting ready to have the baby, and departed immediately to be with her for the birth. In had been a long-awaited event, as their due date was August 1. He can be away from the team for 24-72 hours. Travis d'Arnaud will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace him on the roster.

John Buck C SEA 11 Months

John Buck has been scratched from Friday's starting lineup, and will soon be placed on paternity leave as he awaits the birth of a child.

Anthony Recker is replacing him in Friday's lineup, with Travis d'Arnaud expected to be recalled from Triple-A to replace him on the roster.