The Seattle Mariners added more depth to their roster, as they signed the veteran outfielder and former All-Star Jayson Werth to a minor leagues deal, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.
Mariners' manager Scott Servais spoke with MLB.com's Greg Johns that the player will attend to the team's extended Spring Training camp in Arizona before heading to Seattle's Triple-A team in Tacoma.
Jayson Werth is now 38 years old, and he just completed a 7-years-long contract with the Washington Nationals, earning around $126 million during his time at the capital. Werth became a fan favorite during his time at Washington, becoming a key part of the team's recent success.
Mariners are bringing in veteran OF Jayson Werth on a minor league deal. Werth is going to be in Peoria in the next few days. He'll stay in extended for a while to get in shape before joining Class AAA Tacoma— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) 27 de marzo de 2018
Unfortunately, he has been struggling with some injuries issues in recent times, crippling his performance and time at the field. He became a World Series champion in 2008 while he was at the Philadelphia Phillies and was named to the All-Star game in 2009. He has also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Toronto Blue Jays.
He holds a career average of .267, slamming 229 home runs and with 799 runs batted in.
#Mariners manager Scott Servais said that OF Jayson Werth was looking for opportunity to extend his career and they thought he could get ABs in minor leagues. "He hasn't had any spring training so it's going to take him a while but I'm excited to have him in the organization."— TJ Cotterill (@TJCotterill) 27 de marzo de 2018