Mariners reportedly close to signing OF Jason Bay

Jeff Zelevansky

The struggling outfielder, who was bought out of the final year of his contract with the New York Mets last month, could end up in Seattle, according to a report.

The Seattle Mariners are "pretty close" to signing outfielder Jason Bay, according to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

After struggling mightily in the Big Apple, Bay was bought out of the final year of a four-year, $66 million contract that he signed with the New York Mets heading into the 2010 season. The 34-year-old was owed $16 million for the 2013 season, $3 million for the club's 2014 buyout and a $2 million signing bonus. Based on a lack of production and little to no interest in the 2004 NL Rookie of the Year, the club opted to pay him $21 million to play elsewhere.

Elsewhere could end up being Seattle, Bay's home during the offseason.

In his three years with the Mets, Bay appeared in 288 games and hit .234 with 26 home runs and 124 RBIs, a far cry from what the club hoped they were getting when inking him to such a large Average Annual Value contract in 2010.

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