SEATTLE — The Mariners reached one-year contract agreements with five of their six arbitration-eligible players prior to Friday’s deadline for exchanging salary figures.
The only unsigned player is reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, who made $528,800 last season when he compiled a 2.27 ERA in 57 games. He is seeking $2.2 million in arbitration, while the Mariners are offering $1.4 million.
Those who reached agreements were reliever Charlie Furbush, first baseman Logan Morrison and outfielders Dustin Ackley, Austin Jackson and Justin Ruggiano.
***Jackson agreed to a deal for $7.7 million after making $6 million last season, when he batted .256 in 154 games for the Detroit Tigers and Mariners with four homers and 47 RBIs.
***Morrison jumped to $2.725 million from $1.75 million after batting .262 with 11 homers and 38 RBIs in 99 games.
***Ackley will make $2.6 million. He made $1.7 million last season when he batted .245 with 14 homers and 65 RBIs in 143 games.
***Ruggiano is getting $2.505 million after making $2 million while batting .281 for the Chicago Cubs with six homers and 28 RBIs in 81 games. The Mariners acquired him in a Dec. 17 trade for minor-league pitcher Matt Brazis.
***Furbush will make $1.3 million, up from $750,000 a year ago when he compiled a 3.61 ERA in 67 games with 51 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings.
***Wilhelmsen can continue to negotiate with the club until an arbitration panel selects one of two submitted figures for a binding one-year deal. That panel will conduct a hearing between Feb. 2-20.