Mariners sign Ramon Vazquez
Ramon Vazquez, who the Pirates designated for assignment the day before Opening Day and released soon after, has been signed to a Minor League deal with Seattle. According to a Mariners press release, Vazquez will return to extended Spring Training before joining one of the organization’s Minor League teams, likely Triple-A Tacoma (Wash.).
Right now, the Pirates remain responsible for all of Vazquez’s $2 million salary for 2010. If he does move up to the Majors this year, the Mariners will pay him the Major League minimum and the figure will be subtracted from the Pirates’ debt.
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