Eight additional Mariners players who had verbally agreed to contracts for the 2014 season signed their deals Monday. The signings of four pitchers, one infielder and three outfielders bring to 29 the number of contract players on the club’s 40-man roster.
The signees include RHPs Blake Beavan, Danny Farquhar, Yoervis Medina and Tom Wilhelmsen; infielder Ji-Man Choi and outfielders Abraham Almonte, Xavier Avery and James Jones.
Beavan spent part of the 2013 season in Seattle’s rotation, but spent most of the season with AAA Tacoma. In 12 appearances with the Mariners, he went 0-2 with two starts. Farquhar, who became Seattle’s closer after Wilhelmsen struggled, saved 16 games. Almonte spent most of the season in Tacoma, but in 25 games with Seattle hit .264 with two home runs.
The following players still need to be renewed or signed by March 11:
Pitchers (7): Bobby LaFromboise, Lucas Luetge, Brandon Maurer, Hector Noesi, Stephen Pryor, Erasmo Ramirez, Taijuan Walker.
Catchers (1): Jesus Sucre.
Infielders (3): Brad Miller, Jesus Montero, Carlos Triunfel.