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Mariners sign veteran slugger Justin Upton to 1-year deal

BOSTON (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed veteran slugger Justin Upton to a one-year contract. Upton is a four-time All-Star who was released by the Los Angeles Angels on April 8 heading into the final season of a $106 million, five-year guaranteed contract. Seattle must pay him only a prorated share of the $700,000 major league minimum. The 34-year-old Upton batted .211 with 17 home runs and 41 RBIs n 89 games for the Angels last season. The top pick in the 2005 amateur draft is a .262 career hitter with 324 homers, 1,000 RBIs and 151 stolen bases in 15 major league seasons. The outfielder will report to extended spring training with the Mariners in Arizona.

Associated Press

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