Mariners Close To Deal With Jack Cust?

Jack Cust is about to sign with the Mariners, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  However, John Hickey of AOL Fanhouse tweets that the Mariners figure to leave the Winter Meetings tomorrow without having completed a deal aside from a possible Rule 5 pick.

Cust, 32 in January, hit .272/.395/.438 in 425 plate appearances for the Athletics before being non-tendered this month.  He's spent time at the outfield corners and designated hitter.

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