Seattle signs RHP Kinney, non-tender Andino

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm •  Published: November 30, 2012
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SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Josh Kinney on Friday, and didn't offer a contract to newly acquired infielder Robert Andino.

Andino was acquired in a trade with Baltimore on Nov. 20 in exchange for outfielder Trayvon Robinson, but now becomes a free agent because of the Mariners' decision not to offer him a contract. He can re-sign with Seattle, but the move leaves the Mariners' 40-man roster at 39.

Seattle also tendered contract offers for the 2013 season to pitchers Jason Vargas and Shawn Kelley, shortstop Brendan Ryan and catcher John Jaso. All four are arbitration eligible.

Kinney made 35 appearances for Seattle after making his debut in early July. He had a 3.94 ERA.