The AP has a few notes on free agent DH Ken Griffey Jr. The report says Junior earned $3.15MM in total this year – a $2MM base plus $1.15MM in incentives for playing time and team attendance. The Mariners kindly played Griffey often in the season's final week, causing him to earn an additional $250K. As for 2010, Griffey will talk to his family and decide within a few weeks.
Griffey, 40 in November, hit .214/.324/.411 in 454 plate appearances this year. A bench role might make sense if he does return next year.