Mariners Sign Chris Ray

The Mariners have signed Chris Ray to a minor league contract with an invitation to their Major League Spring Training camp, reports the team's official Twitter feed.

Ray, 29, had a 3.72 ERA and a 1.24 K/BB ratio in 63 relief appearances with the Rangers and Giants last season.  He came to San Francisco in the Bengie Molina deal last July but didn't make the club's postseason roster and was non-tendered in December.  Ray looked to be one of the more promising young closers in the game after he racked up 33 saves for Baltimore in 2006, but he has been plagued by injuries since.  He underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2007 and missed the entire 2008 season.


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11 Comments on "Mariners Sign Chris Ray"


fitz
4 years 7 months ago

Doesn’t seem so long ago when he was lights out for the O’s.

Reaper87
4 years 7 months ago

He wasn’t the most consistent guy out of the SF pen down the stretch, but he showed he still has plus stuff. Can easily be a solid bullpen addition

shysox
4 years 7 months ago

In Safeco I think he’ll be pretty good. He had pretty good numbers last year. I wanted the White Sox to pick him up on the cheap.

4 years 7 months ago

Good luck Ray. You have a ring. I think this is a great deal for the Mariners.

FamiliaTerritory
4 years 7 months ago

Damn. I was hoping the Mets would sign him to a minor league deal.

roberty
4 years 7 months ago

I was hoping the Braves would sign him! I am a big Chris Ray fan. He has nasty stuff. Good pick up by the Mariners!

goredsgo
4 years 7 months ago

Thought he might’ve gotten a major league deal this time around, especially from the M’s

Eric
4 years 7 months ago

This is a good pitching depth move for the M’s.

damnitsderek
4 years 7 months ago

Wow, on a minor league contract? Terrific deal.

roberty
4 years 7 months ago

It must have been a weird World Series for Chris Ray this year. I wonder which team he was rooting for?

4 years 7 months ago

I think he could have gotten something guaranteed, especially with the current robust middle relief market.