• Mariners, Furbush avoid potential arbitration hearing

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Dec 18, 2013
    Left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $750,000 contract for next season and avoided a potential dispute over arbitration eligibility. Furbush has spent parts of three seasons with Seattle. Furbush, 27, appeared in a team-best 71 games last season. The Mariners announced the deal on Tuesday. Under MLB's labor agreement, after three years of service time, all players are eligible for arbitration and the ability to ask for more than the minimum salary. Seattle has just two arbitration-eligible players this offseason in outfielder Michael Saunders and first baseman Justin Smoak.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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