THURSDAY: We didn’t mention this yesterday – Branyan gets $1.4MM on his one-year deal.
WEDNESDAY: According to Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Mariners signed infielder Russell Branyan to a one-year deal. Branyan, 33 later this month, hit .250/.342/.583 in 152 plate appearances for the Brewers this year. It’s hardly an impact signing, but Branyan’s still a solid pickup as long as he doesn’t face lefties. The Mariners seemingly plan to give Branyan near-regular playing time.