After non-tendering Chris Gimenez, the Mariners eventually resigned him to a one year deal that should pay him the league minimum salary. The one nice thing about signing him this way is they won’t have to pay him as much if Gimenez ends up in the minors. As the Mariners backup catcher, he played in 24 games and he hit .203. He can also play first base and some outfield.
Gimenez is best known for his time filling in when Miguel Olivo had a hamstring injury. With a strained oblique muscle, he made a big play in the bottom of the ninth against the Braves but because of it, ended up on the disabled list. He didn’t have a passed ball in 152 innings so he’s solid defensively although his arm is only okay.
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