Mariners, Kelley agree to 1-year deal

McClatchy news servicesJanuary 31, 2013 

Shawn Kelley and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $935,000, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.

The team announced the deal Wednesday.

Kelley, 28, gets a raise from $610,000 last season, when the right-handed reliever had a 2-4 record with a 3.25 ERA in 47 appearances. He had asked for $1.2 million. The Mariners offered $750,000.

The Mariners have agreed to contracts with all their players who were eligible for arbitration.

EXTRA BASES

The Angels and reliever Kevin Jepsen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.18 million, avoiding arbitration with the hard-throwing right-hander. … The Diamondbacks finalized a $5 million, two-year contract with shortstop Cliff Pennington to avoid salary arbitration. Pennington gets a $1 million signing bonus payable on June 15 and salaries of $1.25 million this year and $2.75 million in 2014. … The Blue Jays have agreed to terms with infielder Andy LaRoche on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. … The Yankees are speaking with the agent for free agent Travis Hafner and may try to sign the 35-year-old to compete for time as a left-handed designated hitter. … The Mets signed right-handed pitcher Shawn Marcum to a $4 million, one-year contract. Marcum can earn $2.25 million in performance bonuses and $1.75 million in roster bonuses. … The Marlins claimed right-hander Sam Dyson off waivers from Toronto, clearing a roster spot by designating outfielder Kevin Mattison for assignment.

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