Mariners Sign Chris Woodward

The Mariners have signed utility player Chris Woodward to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training according to a team press release. 

Woodward, 33, played in 20 games for Seattle last season before being claimed off waivers by the Red Sox in August. Overall, Woodward is a .242/.298/.369 career hitter in the big leagues, and has played every position except pitcher and catcher with varying degrees of success


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  1. Chipanese 6 years ago

    Hmmm… I was expecting a bigger bat than that…

  2. Chipanese 6 years ago

    Hmmm… I was expecting a bigger bat than that…

  3. Supermet 6 years ago

    I thought he retired

  4. Supermet 6 years ago

    I thought he retired

  5. Ichiroll 6 years ago

    Guess now the Mariners can be considered contenders!

  6. Ichiroll 6 years ago

    Guess now the Mariners can be considered contenders!

  7. soundersfan247 6 years ago

    I don’t think the Ms view him as a big bat, I think they are looking at possibly filling a hole in the bench (since Hall is rumored to be going to Boston). Who knows… As a invite, not too much risk….

  8. soundersfan247 6 years ago

    I don’t think the Ms view him as a big bat, I think they are looking at possibly filling a hole in the bench (since Hall is rumored to be going to Boston). Who knows… As a invite, not too much risk….

  9. Eric 6 years ago

    Woodward is just another minor league depth move. Similar to the Josh Wilson minor league signing. There is a AAA roster to fill too. Nothing wrong with this move.

  10. Eric 6 years ago

    Woodward is just another minor league depth move. Similar to the Josh Wilson minor league signing. There is a AAA roster to fill too. Nothing wrong with this move.

  11. Mule 6 years ago

    Part of me loves the players who play utility rolls into their 30s. Players who chase the dream of a major league clubhouse and endure the AAA bus rides. I hope Chris lights up Tacoma, but more than that, I hope he knows how lucky he’s been just to play Baseball.

  12. johnsilver 6 years ago

    Isn’t Joey Gaithright still out there also? Both bring the same utility role, except that Gaithright runs 5x faster.

  13. I_Hit_Leadoff 6 years ago

    I love the sarcasm. Its a minor league deal, he has to prove himself so he can fill a bench role.

  14. HoneyNutIchiro 6 years ago

    Finally, the missing piece!

    Seriously though, I sure the M’s aren’t done this off season.

  15. vtadave 6 years ago

    Mike – “with varying degrees of success”? Really? Did those degrees range from “sucking rocks” to “replacement player”?

  16. beamer1127 6 years ago

    Woodward is a great guy and was a positive experience in the Rainiers clubhouse last year where I got to know him. No he isnt the best guy out there but he loves to play ball. After games he would be doing hw on his computer since he was taking college classes at the same time. Class act and hope he gets a shot up in Seattle again

    • woodyfan 5 years ago

      Exactly!! I know Chris personally myself. I maybe a little biased but as a ballplayer he is perfect to fit the role he is in. As a human, not many better in MLB!!!

      • beamer1127 5 years ago

        all the players respected him and he always kept the clubhouse loose. when he left the rainiers you could feel a difference. he I hope gets his shot and if not I will be seeing him in tacoma in a few months

  17. woodyfan 5 years ago

    A solid guy. Pretty damn good ball player too. Are the nunbers there? No. But, the team is not made of numbers. Solid guys are also needed in the clubhouse. And with the fans. I have never seen him turn down an autograph or picture.

  18. woodyfan 5 years ago

    A solid guy. Pretty damn good ball player too. Are the nunbers there? No. But, the team is not made of numbers. Solid guys are also needed in the clubhouse. And with the fans. I have never seen him turn down an autograph or picture.

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