3 Mariners file for free agency - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

3 Mariners file for free agency

SEATTLE - Leading RBI producer Raul Ibanez heads the list of three Mariners who have field for free agency.

Seattle also announced today that it activated infielder-outfielder Mike Morse from the 60-day disabled list.

Morse had shoulder surgery after an injury in a game on April 13.

Utility reserve Willie Bloomquist and veteran infielder Miguel Cairo also filed for free agency this week.

New Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik has acknowledged he has a big decision to make on how hotly to pursue Ibanez. Zduriencik says he knows how good a player the 36-year-old outfielder has been and how popular he has been in Seattle.

Ibanez has said he likes Seattle but also wants to be on a competitive team.

The Mariners' roster is at 39 players, one short of the league maximum.
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