BY Steve Rudman 02:36PM 01/10/2011

M’s sign veteran infielder Adam Kennedy

The Mariners agreed to terms with veteran infielder Adam Kennedy on Monday and invited him to spring training as a minor league free agent.

INF Adam Kennedy, who has played for four teams in his 12-year career, signed with the Mariners on Monday as a minor league free agent

The Mariners on Monday signed veteran  infielder Adam Kennedy as a minor league free agent and invited him to spring training.

Kennedy, who turned 35 on Monday, is a veteran of 12 Major League seasons with the Cardinals (1999, 2007-08), Angels (2000-06), A’s (2009) and Nationals (2010).
He is a .275 hitter (1355×4925) with 257 doubles, 40 triples, 71 home runs and 170 stolen bases in 1,491 career games.

He appeared in 135 games with the Washington Nationals in 2010, batting .249 (85-for-342) with 16 doubles, 3 home runs, 31 RBI and 14 stolen bases. Kennedy is a career .308 hitter in the postseason (25 games), helping lead the Angels to the 2002 World Series title and the 2005 ALCS.

He was named the MVP of the 2002 ALCS, batting .357 in four games, including the sixth three-home run game in postseason history (Game 5, 10/13/02 vs. Minnesota.

The Mariners have extended invitations to 15 non-roster players to spring training.

Mariners pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Feb. 13 and hold the first workout Feb. 14. Position players  report Feb. 18 and the first full-squad workout will be held Feb. 19 at the Mariners spring training complex in Peoria, AZ.


YourThoughts

  • Jeff

    Not a bad guy to take a flyer on.

  • Get Rid of Hot Seat Howard

    Maybe his old teammate Kennedy can help keep “Figgy” from acting like Twiggy – as he did at times last year. What a disappointment Figgins, and his sometimes rotten attitude, turned out to be last season. Of course, with the exception of Felix what wasn’t a disappointment last season?

    I doubt that Wedge will put up with any crap from Figgins or anyone else.