Sunday notes and other things – 2/7

By Jake Garcia @JakeFG

This is the last Sunday without baseball activities until the season concludes with a World Series champ being crowned. So, to ramp everyone up, let’s take a look at the action affecting the M’s and their division rivals.

Big (League) Things

Mariners sign slugger Dak ho-Lee 

Lee, 33, signed a minor-league deal (with a ST invite) but will be competing with Jesus Montero and Gabby Sanchez to be the backup first baseman and a right-handed option off the bench for Scott Servais. The lumbering first baseman hit 31 HR for Japan’s Fukuoka Softbank. He also posted a .282 batting average.

Seattle “probably done” with big offseason spending

At a luncheon on Thursday morning, Jerry Dipoto said the club is “probably done making significant moves.” Which makes sense, considering there hasn’t been much action in the Northwest (transaction wise) for awhile.

Minor (League) Things

Angels continue reshaping their club, add Christian Friedrich 

L.A. claimed the big left-hander off of waivers from Colorado. In return, the Angels designated infielder Taylor Featherson for assignment.

M’s pick up Cuban infielder Dayner Moreira

At 31 years old, Moreira isn’t a top shelf prospect. He isn’t going to post 2013 Yasiel Puig numbers but he will provide depth for a team in need of additional guys up the middle.

Orioles DFA Rifenhauser

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because C.J. Rifenhauser (whose name is now committed to my memory for no apparent reason) was a part of the Dipoto’s very first deal as Mariners GM. Ah, how the days and trades seem to fly by.

.GIF of the week

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How we’ll all feel once baseball is back

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