Mabry becomes ninth Seattle player to declare free agency
SEATTLE -- John Mabry became the ninth Seattle Mariners player to declare for free agency Wednesday after the team declined to pick up his option for the 2004 season for $1.5 million.
Mabry, a little-used outfielder for the Mariners last season, was given a $250,000 buyout.
In 64 games, Mabry hit .212 (22-for-104) with three home runs and 16 RBIs. He was on the disabled list from May 28-June 19 with an injured right shoulder last season.
The Mariners signed Mabry as a free agent last January. He played with them in the 1999-2000 seasons, too.
Mariners spokesman Tim Hevly said Wednesday that the Mariners can still re-sign any of their free agents.
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