Mariners sign four to one-year contracts

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Updated: February 19, 2013

Outfielder Michael Saunders was one of four
players to agree to one-year contracts with the Seattle Mariners on
Tuesday.

Saunders, 26, has played parts of the past four seasons with the Mariners. He
set career highs across the board in 2012, batting .247 with 19 home runs, 31
doubles, 57 RBI and 125 hits over 139 games.

The Mariners also signed infielder Alex Liddi as well as pitchers Carter Capps
and Brandon Maurer.

Liddi, a native of Italy, has played in 53 combined games with Seattle over
the past two years, batting .224 with six home runs.

Capps made his big league debut with the Mariners last season, compiling a
3.96 ERA in 18 relief appearances.

Maurer spent the 2012 campaign in Double-A, going 9-2 with a 3.20 ERA in 24
starts for the Jackson Generals.