Report: Mariners sign Korean 1B Dae-Ho Lee
The Seattle Mariners have signed Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee, reports Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.
Lee, 33, has already passed a physical with the Mariners and the team is expected to make the move official later Wednesday.
Min Hoon-Ki of the Korea Times reports that the deal is for one year, $4 million.
The power-hitting infielder most recently spent his time playing with the Fukuoka Softbank of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, hitting .282 with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs in 141 games.
Lee is listed at 6'4", 286 pounds on Baseball Reference, but has lost weight after spending time training in the United States this off-season, Divish reports.
Because Lee is currently a free agent, the Mariners will not have to pay a posting fee to sign him.