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Seattle Mariners Seriously Considering Gregg Zaun

BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 13:  Gregg Zaun #9 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores a run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 13, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Hayato UwaiCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2009

According to MLBTradeRumors.com , the Mariners are seriously considering free agent catcher Gregg Zaun . The Tampa Bay Rays, his previous team, offered Zaun arbitration but he is a Type-B free agent so even if he declines arbitration and signs with the Mariners, the Mariners don't need to give up a draft pick. Zaun said he expects to sign by the end of the week so that might be the Mariners.

Currently, the Mariners' catchers are Adam Moore and Rob Johnson, both right handed hitter. Johnson recently had surgeries to both hips and may not be ready for spring training. Zaun is a switch-hitter so adding left-handed catcher to platoon with Moore and Johnson makes sense. Zaun hit .260 BA/.345 OBP/.416 SLG/.761 OPS for the Orioles and the Rays.

Zaun is a veteran catcher, so he should help Moore adjust at big league level. Do you think this is good move for the Mariners or not? Let's hear it.

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