January 8, 1997 in Sports

Baseball Business

Compiled From Wire Services

The Seattle Mariners signed pitcher Rusty Meacham to a one-year contract, but lost Mark Carreon when the first baseman-outfielder rejected a two-year $2.3 million deal to play in Japan. … Fernando Valenzuela agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres and will earn $1.65 million. … Outfielder Mike Kingery was given his unconditional release by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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