Kelley signs one-year deal to avoid arbitration hearing

Right-handed reliever Shawn Kelley signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, avoiding an arbitration hearing and becoming the final player on the 40-man roster to come to terms for the upcoming season.

Kelley agreed to a base salary of $935,000, MLB.com has confirmed, with potential bonuses for being with the Major League team at 60, 90, 120 and 150 days that could raise that total to $1.1 million.

Kelley had asked for $1.2 million at the Jan. 18 arbitration deadline, while the Mariners offered $750,000.

Kelly, 28, made $600,000 in 2012 in his first year of arbitration-eligibility as a Super Two qualifier. He pitched 47 games for the Mariners, posting a 2-4 record with a 3.25 ERA in 44 1/3 innings during three separate stints with the club.

Kelley also made 14 appearances for Triple-A Tacoma, going 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in 20 innings.

If Kelley hadn’t come to an agreement, the two sides would have gone to a three-person arbitration panel in February. The Mariners haven’t had a player go to an arbitration hearing since Freddy Garcia in 2003.

5 Comments

Yet another reliever signed but still question where are the starters coming from???Does the fact that Beaven and Noesi seem like the two filling 4th and 5th at thuis point increase the odds that Paxson, Hultzen, Walker or Maurer make the team?????

Go M’s

Lets go M’s

This BP will be one of the best in MLB this year and next.

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