Mariners sign 11 players to minor league deals
The Mariners announced their first wave of minor league contracts on Tuesday. Along with Rodriguez and Ford, Seattle signed eight pitchers: Matt Fox, Steve Garrison, Jarrett Grube, Sean Henn, Josh Kinney, Jeff Marquez, Scott Patterson and Phillippe Valiquette. The Mariners also signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz.
Rodriguez played in 44 games at four positions last season for the Mariners. Ford played in 26 games with San Francisco. Garrison, Kinney and Marquez all got limited major league experience as well.