M's sign Cairo to a one-year, major league contract

Updated: January 9, 2008, 3:22 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Infielder Miguel Cairo agreed to join the Seattle Mariners, giving starting second baseman Jose Lopez more prodding to improve.

The 33-year-old Cairo, who agreed Tuesday to an $850,000, one-year contract, played 82 games for the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals last season and has been with four other major-league teams, beginning with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1996. He batted .253 in 2007 while starting 27 games combined at second base, shortstop, first base, third base ...

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