3B - FA - RET
Longtime Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Wednesday.
Seager was coming off of a career year with the Mariners last season, slugging 35 home runs to go with 101 runs batted in while batting just .212. Seager finishes a 10 year MLB career spent entirely with the Mariners with a .251 batting average, 242 home runs, 705 runs scored, 1,395 hits, and 807 runs batted in.
The Mariners have declined third baseman Kyle Seager's club option, which was worth $20 million. Instead, the longtime Seattle staple will receive a $2 million buyout.
Drafted back in 2009, Seager has spent his entire career with the Mariners. He slashed just .212/.285/.438 this past season but posted career-highs in home runs (35) and RBI (101). However, on a more negative note, he struck out in 24 percent of trips to the plate, which was the worst mark of the third baseman's career. He should be a hot commodity on the open market this winter.
Kyle Seager went 2-for-5 with one run and two strikeouts in the Mariners 5-1 win on Sunday against the Angels.
Seager reached on an infield single in the eighth inning, scoring on a bases clearing double hit by Jake Fraley to cap off a four-run frame for Seattle. He previously singled in the sixth inning.
Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with one RBI, one run and one strikeout in the Mariners 4-1 win on Wednesday against Oakland.
Seager came a triple shy of the cycle. He opened up the scoring with a solo home run to open the fourth inning.