Jack Wilson Staying in Seattle, Branyan Next?

Hayato UwaiCorrespondent INovember 13, 2009

SEATTLE - AUGUST 12:  Jack Wilson #9 of the Seattle Mariners bats during the game against the Chicago White Sox on August 12, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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According to mlbtraderumors.com , the Seattle Mariners signed SS Jack Wilson to a two-year, $10 million contract. Wilson is known as best defensive shortstop in the MLB as he posted best UZR among all shortstops, but his 2010 option was bit expensive($8.4 million) so the Mariners were trying to rework his contract.

This deal gives the Mariners a decent everyday shortstop as they played Yuniesky Betancourt on the opening day last year. The Mariners' already impressive defence looks even better with this move.

Wilson is back, now the Mariners will try to bring back Russell Branyan . He recently rejected the Mariners one-year offer, as Branyan is looking for multi-year deal. Branyan was lone Mariner to hit 30+ homer last season, but he missed all September and October because of herniated back. He will turn 34 this December so offering him a multi-year deal might be a bit risky. Let's see how Zduriencik works this out as the Mariners need him.