Griffey to Sign One-Year Contract with Mariners

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SEATTLE (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. and the Mariners have agreed to another one-year contract that will keep the popular player in Seattle next year.

Griffey, who turns 40 on Nov. 21, received a contract similar to the incentive-laden deal he signed to return to Seattle for the 2009 season. He is likely to again be a part-time designated hitter in his 22nd season in the major leagues.

A 10-time All-Star and the 1997 AL MVP for the Mariners, Griffey hit .214 last season with 19 homers as a part-time DH. He was limited by a swollen left knee following surgery.

Griffey is No. 5 on the career home run list with 630.