Chris Gimenez Elects Free Agency

The Mariners announced that catcher Chris Gimenez has declined an outright assignment and elected free agency. The Mariners had designated him for assignment last week to create 40-man roster space for Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo.

The Mariners non-tendered Gimenez in December, re-signing him to a Major League deal soon afterwards. The 29-year-old has a .171/.279/.272 line in 267 career plate appearances from 2009-11. He also has experience at first base and the corner outfield positions.

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5 Comments on "Chris Gimenez Elects Free Agency"

3 years 6 months ago

why? with his average around .170 last 3 years he has no chance of getting into a major league club.

Joshua Thompson
3 years 6 months ago

He is way to low on the depth chart now. That is why he elected for free agency. Want’s to go somewhere where he can play. Makes total sense. He’ll have to sign a minor league deal more than likely but since he was released from a Major league deal, that guarantees him a level of income this year. It makes total sense.

3 years 6 months ago

It’s nice that they have democracy in Chris Gimenez now.

3 years 6 months ago

he just signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh Pirates according to Larry LaRue of Tacoma News Tribune

lee cousins
3 years 5 months ago

we have plenty of catchers, what we do not have is a good one.