Kendrys Morales: Inks Deal With Mariners Staff

Update: Morales agreed to a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Mariners on Friday, avoiding arbitration, the team's official Twitter page reports.

Recommendation: Seattle traded for Morales in December, and it looks like the 29-year-old will open the year as the team's starting first baseman. Morales famously suffered a broken leg after jumping onto home base following a walk-off grand slam in 2010, but he returned last season, stayed healthy, and hit a respectable .273/.320/.467.

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