Mariners Sign Veteran Outfielder

With their current three-game losing streak, the Seattle Mariners have fallen to a 17-24 record. Changes are needed to get their season back on track, and they have just made one. The club has signed veteran outfielder Justin Upton to a one-year, major-league contract. 

Upton was released by the Los Angeles Angels right before the start of the season, but he will now be getting a chance to play again with the Mariners. Although he will need some conditioning before joining the lineup, there's no harm in giving the veteran a look. He is set to make only $550,000 for the season as well, so Seattle is getting a cheap depth player, at a minimum.

Upton's vast experience also could benefit the Mariners. In 1,828 career games between the Diamondbacks, Braves, Tigers, and Angels, he has 324 home runs, 1,000 RBIs, and a .262 batting average. With that, he is a four-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger. Although he struggled these last few seasons, perhaps the move to Seattle could help him bounce back. 

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