5 years ago

Mariners avoided arbitration with 1B/DH Kendrys Morales by agreeing to a one-year, $5.25 million contract.

It was Morales' final year of arbitration eligibility before he hits free agency next winter. The 29-year-old batted .273/.320/.467 with 22 homers in 2012 after missing most of the previous two seasons due to a serious leg injury.