Mariners sign Furbush, Scribner, avoid arbitration
SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners reached agreement on one-year contracts with pitchers Charlie Furbush and Evan Scribner on Friday, averting salary arbitration with both players.
The deals with Furbush and Scribner left Seattle with no more arbitration eligible players after the club reached agreement with outfielder Leonys Martin on a $4.15 million deal for the 2016 season on Thursday. Furbush will make $1.6 million and Scribner $807,500 for the 2016 season.
Furbush will be entering his fifth full season with the Mariners after being acquired in a trade during the 2011 season. The left-hander was slowed last season by biceps tendinitis and did not pitch for Seattle after early July. But when healthy, Furbush has been a dependable option out of the Mariners bullpen. He made $1.3 million last season.
Scribner, a right-hander, was acquired in a trade with Oakland in December as part of Seattle's offseason makeover. He was 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in a career-high 54 appearances for the A's last season when he made $512,500.