Mariners Sign Mike Jacobs

The Mariners signed first baseman Mike Jacobs to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, Greg Johns of reports. John Boggs & Associates represents Jacobs, who has seven seasons of experience at the MLB level.

Jacobs, 32, appeared in 13 games for the Diamondbacks in 2012 after spending the entire 2011 season at the minor league level. The left-handed hitter spent much of the 2012 season at Triple-A, posting a .279/.362/.486 batting line with 18 home runs and 15 doubles in 378 plate appearances.

Jacobs emerged as a power bat in 2006 after the Marlins acquired him in the trade that sent Carlos Delgado to New York. Jacobs hit 20 homers in 2006 then hit a career-high 32 homers in 2008. He last picked up significant MLB playing time as a member of the 2009 Royals.

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