Mariners Finalize Two-Year Deal With Brendan Ryan

The Mariners have avoided arbitration with Brendan Ryan, finalizing a two-year contract with the infielder, tweets Kirby Arnold of the Everett Herald. 

We heard earlier this week that Seattle was close to a deal with Ryan, with Stephen Hawkins of the Associated Press reporting the two-year contract was worth $2.75MM ($1MM in 2011 and $1.75MM in 2012).'s Greg Johns adds that Ryan can earn an extra $400K in 2011 if he reaches certain playing time incentives, and up to $750K in 2012.

Left-hander Jason Vargas and right-handers David Aardsma and Brandon League are the Mariners' remaining arbitration-eligible players.  Keep track of their status and every other arb-eligible player this winter with the MLBTR Arb Tracker.

6 Responses to Mariners Finalize Two-Year Deal With Brendan Ryan Leave a Reply

  1. jwsox 5 years ago


  2. good for him, the kid is a wizard in the field

  3. JamesOrLurch 5 years ago

    I hope he does well in Seattle. I just wish the Cards still had him. Oh well. C’est la vie.

  4. bobes6 5 years ago

    The Pirates desperately need a ss and the contract Ryan signed was very reasonable. I wish they had made a play for him.

  5. jwsox 5 years ago

    oh no you didnt hear there is a clause in his contract where he plays the field and there is a ghost bat for him. If the pitcher gets 3 stirkes in a row its a strike out. But if the opposing pitcher throws one ball before the 3rd strike its a hit/ or walk depending on how the opposing pitcher is pitches. ie his ghost bat cant ruin a no hitter. If the opposing pitcher is currently throwing a perfect game it is also considered an out unless said piter throws 4 balls after a full count then said ghost bat is given a walk/ if the pitcher throws a wild pitch(must be scored a wild pitch) during said perfect game or no hitter ryan is given a home run. . Here is the best part. If the opposing pitcher throws 4 balls its considered a home run.DUDE IS GONNA RAKE and going to win the MVP!

  6. NL_East_Rivalry 5 years ago

    Sad thing is, the MLBPA might go for that. Why should defensive players suffer because they can’t hit?

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