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February 4, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Mariners sign OF Gabe Gross

The Mariners have added one more veteran non-roster outfielder to the mix, signing Gabe Gross to a minor-league contract and inviting him to spring training.

Gross becomes the 22nd non-roster player to get a spring-training invitation, and the fourth outfielder. The others are Ryan Langerhans, Jody Gerut and Mike Wilson.

Gross, 31, played in 105 games for the Oakland A’s last year, hitting .239 with one homer and 25 runs batted in. As a pinch-hitter, Gross had four hits in 10 at-bats with four RBIs. In 2008, Gross played hit 13 homers in 127 games for the pennant-winning Tampa Bay Rays and appeared in 10 postseason games.

Gross has also played for the Blue Jays and Brewers in a seven-year major-league career. He was a starting quarterback at Auburn University before quitting to concentrate on baseball. He hits left, throws right.

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