Seattle signs Furbush, Scribner and avoids arbitration
SEATTLE (AP) The Mariners have reached agreement on one-year contracts with pitchers Charlie Furbush and Evan Scribner, averting salary arbitration with both players.
Seattle announced the agreements on Friday. The Mariners have no more arbitration eligible players. Terms of the deals for the 2016 season were not announced.
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 lefty option out of the Mariners bullpen.
Scribner, a right-hander, was acquired in a trade with Oakland in December as part of Seattle's offseason makeover. Scribner was 2-2 with a 4.35 ERA in a career-high 54 appearances for the A's last season.