After getting rid of unproductive Eric Byrnes
, the Mariners have now set their sights on releasing (or retiring
) Ken Griffey, Jr. Hitting a paltry .205 with only two extra base hits and no home runs in 77ABs, Griffey, at age 40 is plainly nearing the end of the line. However, the final straw for the M's was apparently the fact that Griffey has now taken to taking naps in the clubhouse...during the game!
As the Mariners essentially did a favor for Junior by signing him for 2010, they'll likely cut off the gravy train by either encouraging him to retire this month and, if he refuses, he'll be released outright.