TODAY: Quintero has also re-signed with the Mariners on a minor league deal, tweets Dutton.
YESTERDAY, 3:38pm: Chavez has already reached agreement on a new minor league deal, tweets Dutton.
3:18pm: The Mariners will release outfielder Endy Chavez and catcher Humberto Quintero rather than paying the pair $100K retention bonuses, tweets Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune (via Twitter). Both will hit the open market as a result.
The pair of veterans have a combined 23 years of MLB experience between them. It appears that Seattle would be interested in bringing them back on new minor league deals, but they'll have a chance to look for a better opportunity elsewhere in the meantime.