The 34-year-old Sele, who spent the last three seasons with
Anaheim, was 32-15 in 68 games with Seattle during the 2000 and
2001 seasons. He would get a $700,000, one-year contract if he is
added to the major league roster and would be able to earn another
$400,000 in performance bonuses.
Sele, an All-Star in 1998 and 2000, went 9-5 with a 5.05 ERA
last season in 28 games with Anaheim. He made four appearances from
the bullpen to open the 2004 season, the first time in his 12-year career he didn't start.
He returned to Anaheim's rotation May 1, going 4-0 with a 2.10
ERA in six May starts. Sele, who has a 131-92 career record and
4.61 ERA, attended high school in Poulsbo, Wash., and pitched at Washington State.
Seattle also agreed to a minor league contract with infielder
Ricky Gutierrez. If Gutierrez is added to the major league roster,
he would get a $600,000, one-year contract that would allow him to
earn an additional $300,000 in performance bonuses.
Gutierrez is a career .266 hitter in 12 major league seasons. He
started last season with the New York Mets but spent the final two
months with Boston, hitting .275 and earning a World Series ring.
He's expected to compete for a reserve job with Ramon Santiago, who
played 19 games with the Mariners last season. Seattle signed free
agent Pokey Reese earlier this month to be the starting