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But if you believe Larry Stone, then we've got some unfortunate Mariner news:

The Mariners are also on the verge of signing free-agent outfielder Carl Everett to a contract, addressing their need for a left-handed bat. If nothing goes wrong, the signing of Everett, a 34-year-old switch-hitter, could be announced any day, but possibly not until next week. The Mariners need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Everett, who hit .251 with 23 homers and 87 RBI for the Chicago White Sox last year and figures to serve as Seattle's designated hitter.

If there's anything positive to say about Carl Everett at this point, it's that he bats left-handed most of the time, which is the kind of thing that's well-suited for Safeco Field. And to the best of my knowledge he's never killed a guy, which is always nice, although it's probably not for lack of trying.