Seattle Mariners Re-sign Charlie Furbush


Aug 21, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush (41) pitches in relief against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 21, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush (41) pitches in relief against the Oakland Athletics during the eighth inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners have all but officially announced that they are bringing back LHP Charlie Furbush. Reports are saying that Furbush is set to make $750,000 in 2014, which is a nice pay bump over the $504,000 Charlie made last year. Furbush’s one year contract settles the possibility of an arbitration issue that was on the horizon. Although this does not solve the Mariners bullpen/closer situation, it is a step in the right direction. Furbush appeared 71 games for the M’s last year going 2-6 with a 3.74 ERA. The numbers do not do justice to how well he pitches against left handed hitters.

I really hope that Charlie has a successful year for the M’s. After this year, it is my hope that “Furbushed” will become a term commonly used by Mariners fans.

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