The Mariners signed infielder Ramon Vazquez to a minor league deal, according to a team press release. Vazquez, who originally came up in the organization, will stay in extended spring training before being assigned to a minor league team. The Pirates are on the hook for Vazquez's $2MM, minus a big league salary if he makes it. The Bucs released Vazquez eleven days ago.
Vazquez, 33, hit .230/.335/.279 last year in 239 plate appearances last year, playing second base, shortstop, and third base and dealing with a knee injury. He can be useful against right-handed pitching.