Griffey Jr. Heading Back To Seattle

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Seattle Mariners, shunning overtures from Atlanta.

The 39-year-old star's contract is for one year and is believed to be worth $2 million in base salary, plus incentives.

Tuesday, the Braves appeared to be Griffey's choice. Their spring training camp is about a 20-minute drive from the Griffey family home in Orlando, Fla., and Atlanta is about an hour away by plane.

But after conflicting reports about where the aging star would settle, Griffey ultimately chose to follow through on his proclamation two years ago when he went to Seattle while playing with the Reds that he wanted to finish his career as a Mariner.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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