In a move that bears the fingerprints of new GM Jack Zduriencik, the Mariners have signed center fielder Steve Moss to a minor league contact.
No, the 24-year-old Moss isn't on the major league roster, but picking him up is an indication of two things.
First, Seattle's minor league cupboard is a bit bare in center.
And second, Zduriencik has a good memory - Moss was a 2002 draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers, taken right out of high school.
Last year, he batted .299 for the Long Beach Armada and was, according to his manager - ex-Mariner Steve Yeager - the best center fielder in the league.
For the price of a minor league deal, why not take a look?
The current competition for center next spring figures to be Wladimir Balentien and Jeremy Reed.
Zduriencik, obviously, wants a bit more of a choice.
You can read a bit more about Moss and his 2008 season here.