Mariners agree to one-year deal with catcher John Buck
The Mariners and catcher John Buck have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1 million, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Buck, 33, hit .219/.285/.362 (84 OPS+) with 15 home runs in 431 plate appearances for the Mets and Pirates. Believe it or not, he and Brian McCann are the only catchers in baseball to hit at least 12 homers in each of the last four seasons.
Buck will be tasked with backing up and mentoring young Mike Zunino with Seattle. The 22-year-old managed a 78 OPS+ in 52 games as a rookie in 2013.
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