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Cust signs with Mariners

  Well, so much for Jack Cust making another unlikely comeback with the A’s. He signed a one-year deal with Seattle Wednesday, where they’re desperate for any kind of power surge. FoxSports reported the deal as being worth $2.5 million, which is slightly less than the $2.65 million Cust made in Oakland last year.

“I’m real excited,” Cust told MLB.com’s Greg Johns from his home in New Jersey. “Seattle is a team that showed some interest over the last couple years and is a place I’ve wanted to play. I love the city and everything about the Northwest. I’ve always been a big fan of the Mariners going back to the first [Ken Griffey Jr.] days, so I’m just excited to go up there and try to win some ballgames.”

Bottom line, the A’s will have a new DH this year, whoever it turns out to be.

Carl Steward

  • J Canseco

    For all his flaws, Jack worked hard for the A’s and was one of few healthy, productive hitters they’ve had since 2006.

  • Jason

    good luck cust. maybe a change will be good for both sides!

  • Son of Hendu

    Oh thank God. There is a 0 for 3 with a walk with 3 K’s the Mariners can put in the line up.
    I’ll be yelling at you when Bailey makes you sit down in the 9th. Bye Jack.

  • scott no2

    LOL, seattle is like the Raiders to the 49ers. When they’re washed up in the 49ers, they went to the raiders. When the A’s are done with them, they go to seattle.

  • Barry

    Good finally Cust is gone,probably the worst outfielder in MLB.