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Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon and catcher John Buck were guests of Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll today. Lloyd and John watched an hour of the Seahawks practice as they prepare for the Super Bowl vs. the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2. Here is a photo of John and Lloyd at the VMAC in Renton.
Veteran catcher John Buck signed with the Mariners today for the 2014 season.
Buck has combined to hit 63 home runs over the last four seasons (since 2010), 5th-most among Major League catchers behind Brian McCann (85), Matt Wieters (78), Carlos Santana (71) and J.P. Arencibia (64). Last season he appeared in 110 games with the New York Mets (101 G) and Pittsburgh Pirates (9 G). He was traded to Pittsburgh on Aug. 27 to join the Pirates for their postseason run.
In 10 Major League seasons he has appeared in 1,058 games and slugged 133 home runs. His 1,018 career games behind the plate (973 starts) are 5th-most among active catchers.
Here is the news release that went out today about his signing with Seattle: