M’s sign nine
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The Mariners signed nine players to minor-league contracts Tuesday, including SS Rey Ordonez, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2004. Also signed to Class AAA contracts were pitchers Renee Cortez and Jesse Foppert, outfielder Tony Torcato and infielder Brant Ust. Signed to AA or A deals were pitchers Cibney Bello, Josh Kite, Michael Wagner and Jared Eichelberger.
Yes, that’s the Rey Ordonez. Gold Glove Winner Rey Ordonez. My buddy Seth over at Seattlest has a funny take on this one. This is the kind of signing people might get too worked up about, but it’s really not a big deal. He’s AAA insurance at best. He’s not taking Betancourt’s job.