Mariners Release Chone Figgins

The Mariners have officially released Chone Figgins, Greg Johns of reports (on Twitter). Figgins had been designated for assignment last week.

Figgins signed a four-year, $36MM deal with the Mariners after the 2009 season but hit just .227/.302/.283 in three seasons with the team.  He is still owed $8MM for 2013, a sum that the Mariners will be responsible for. If another team signs Figgins, that team would only be responsible for paying him the MLB minimum salary, so the Mariners can't hope to save more than $490K.

Mark Polishuk contributed to this post.

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