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Mariners release first baseman Richie Sexson
07/10/2008 1:39 PM ET
OAKLAND -- Seattle Mariners Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Lee Pelekoudas announced today that the Mariners have released first baseman Richie Sexson.

"We felt that at this time it was in the best interest of the ballclub, and in Richie's best interest, to make this move" Pelekoudas said.

The Mariners have not yet announced a corresponding move. Sexson, 33, was hitting .218 (55-for-272) with 8 doubles, 11 HR and 30 RBI in 74 games with Seattle this season.

Sexson was signed as a free agent by Seattle on Dec. 15, 2004, agreeing to a four-year contract. Sexson had over 30 doubles, over 30 homers and over 100 RBI in each of his first two seasons in Seattle. In his Mariners career, Sexson was a .244 hitter (447-for-1835) with 105 doubles, 105 home runs and 321 RBI in 509 games. His 105 home runs are ninth on the Mariners all-time list.

In his Major League career, Sexson is a .261 hitter with 259 doubles, 17 triples, 305 home runs and 937 RBI.

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