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Mariners sign 1B/DH Mike Jacobs to minor league deal with invite to spring training

The Mariners made a move largely for Triple A depth by signing veteran first baseman/designated hitter Mike Jacobs to a minor league contract with an invite to major league spring training.

With Luis Jimenez no longer in the organization, Jacobs figures likely to be a his replacement for the Rainiers. Jacobs, a one-time every day player in the big leagues, has been basically a Triple A player the last few seasons, playing full seasons in Colorado Springs in 2011 and Reno in 2012. In 2011, Jacobs' season was cut short when he became the first player under MLB's new drug testing policy to test positive for Human Growth Hormone.