Massive news out of Oakland today as the Seattle Mariners have released first baseman Richie Sexson.
The move was announced by Lee Pelekoudas, the team's vice president and general manager. "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 in a statement released by the team. Sexson, 33, was hitting .218 with 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 74 games this season.
Sexson is still owed the remainder of the $14 million he was s'posed to earn in the final year of his $50 million contract.
So, does any team need a tall, good-fielding first baseman who gets on base a lot and has the same power output as a triple A battery? Richie Sexson needs work, y'all.