Mariners Sign Jack Wilson
Posted November 15, 2009on:
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to a 2-year $10 million deal with shortstop Jack Wilson. The 31-year old shortstop was acquired in a trade last season from the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with Ian Snell, for infielder Ronny Cedeno, catcher Jeff Clement, and three minor-league pitchers. In his new deal, Wilson can earn an additional $500,000 in performance and appearance bonuses. Wilson said it took him “About an hour, hour and a half,” to make the decision that he wanted to stay in Seattle. Wilson, an 8-year veteran, in known primarily for his outstanding defensive abilities. He has a career batting average of .268 with 1182 career hits. 2004 was Wilson’s best year, in which he hit .308 with 41 doubles. He was an all-star that year and also won the National League Silver Slugger Award.