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Mariners reportedly sign infielder Espinosa

8-year veteran was released by Angels last week
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The Mariners have reportedly signed infielder Danny Espinosa to a Major League contract, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The club has not confirmed the signing.

Seattle would represent Espinosa's second stop in the American League West this season after the Nationals traded him to the Angels last winter in exchange for Minor League pitchers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin. Espinosa moved over from shortstop to provide a capable glove at second base for the Angels, but he batted just .162 with a .513 OPS and struck out in nearly 36 percent of his plate appearances before the Angels released him on Thursday.

The Mariners have reportedly signed infielder Danny Espinosa to a Major League contract, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The club has not confirmed the signing.

Seattle would represent Espinosa's second stop in the American League West this season after the Nationals traded him to the Angels last winter in exchange for Minor League pitchers Austin Adams and Kyle McGowin. Espinosa moved over from shortstop to provide a capable glove at second base for the Angels, but he batted just .162 with a .513 OPS and struck out in nearly 36 percent of his plate appearances before the Angels released him on Thursday.

Espinosa does not appear to have an open spot in the Mariners' infield with AL batting title contender Jean Segura at shortstop and Robinson Cano at second base. The eight-year veteran has played a total of 16 games at third base, along with limited action in the outfield and at first base. The California native is a career .221 hitter with 98 home runs and 314 RBIs over 856 big league games.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.

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