Former All-Star 1st baseman Gaby Sanchez has signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, leaving an offer from his former Japanese team on the table. He only hit .226 in 66 games last season with Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, after signing a one-year $2.5 million deal.

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Sanchez was an everyday first baseman for the Marlins in 2010 and 2011, making the All-Star team in the latter year, but then transitioned into a part-time role for the Pirates and struggled mightily from 2012-2014.

At age 32, it is unlikely Sanchez will see major playing time with Seattle, but GM Jerry DiPoto is hoping to find lightning in a bottle for a team that fell below expectations last season.

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