Mariners, Griffey nearing deal
Ken Griffey Jr. could be coming home in a few days.
A little more than nine years after being traded to the Reds for four players, Griffey and the Mariners are nearing agreement on a one-year contract.
Griffey, who is playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament this week, could join the Mariners in Spring Training as early as Wednesday – the first full-squad workout.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik would neither confirm or deny that a deal is imminent, saying, “I do not comment on free agents.”
The deal would not be finalized until Griffey passes a physical, which is expected to occur in the Phoenix area.
— Jim Street