(CBS Seattle) – The Seattle Mariners have made their first big splash this off-season by signing free agent outfielder Jason Bay.

The 34-year-old former Gonzaga Bulldog and current Kirkland resident is on a mission to revamp his career. After signing a four-year, $66MM contract with the New York Mets in 2010, he 2004 Rookie of the Year’s hot and powerful bat quickly fizzled, forcing the Mets to cut ties with the slugger after two years.

MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes reports Bay only hit .234 in just over 1,000 plate appearances in New York. As a member of the Boston Red Sox in 2009, Bay launched 36 home runs, 119 RBI’s and received seven MVP votes. The 2009 campaign also marked his third appearance at the All-Star Game.

No value or length of the contract has been reported yet. The deal is pending a physical.

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