Mariners Close in on Batista

Monday, December 11, 2006

The Mariners and Miguel Batista are closing in on a three year deal, worth 24-28 million dollars. Batista, who was expected to either go to the Royals or Cardinals, will join their rotation behind Washburn and Hernandez. Batista went 11-8 with a 4.58 ERA and 110 K.