Aurilia gets one year at $3.15M

Updated: January 9, 2004, 3:38 AM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners are trying to boost their offense, and Rich Aurilia is confident he can help.

The Mariners agreed to a $3.15 million, one-year contract Thursday with the free-agent shortstop, then traded Carlos Guillen to the Detroit Tigers for Ramon Santiago and minor league shortstop Juan Gonzalez.

"Seattle was always my choice of the teams that were interested," Aurilia said. "I knew they had an immediate chance to win. A one-year deal should be added incentive, ...

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