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Mariners Have a $75.9 Million Payroll For Nine Players - None of Them Named Felix Hernandez or Erik Bedard

The Mariners begin what promises to be a busy off-season today with a search for a new general manager.

One thing that GM will inherit is nine players under contract for $75.9 million. And that doesn't include either Felix Hernandez or Erik Bedard, who are arbitration eligible.

It also doesn't include a left fielder, center fielder, designated hitter or a first baseman who wants to play the position.

Here's a look at what Seattle has under contract.

Mariners contracts in 2009 
Ichiro Suzuki$17 million
Adrian Beltre$12 million
Carlos Silva$11 million
Jarrod Washburn$10.3 million
Miguel Batista$9 million
Kenji Johjima$8 million
J.J. Putz $5 million
Yuniesky Betancourt$2 million
Jose Lopez $1.6 million