The Mariners have signed Sweeney to a minor league deal. He will be invited to Spring Training and can compete for a roster spot.
Sweeney falls under a similar category as Griffey with a great clubhouse presence and veteran leadership. Mike was able to add some impact to the team last year on the field as well. It will be interesting how he fits into the equation this year. He does have his work cut out for him as the team re-signed Griffey and brought in switch hitting Milton Bradley.
The total invites to Spring training total 63 players, that would include those on the 40 man roster and the 23 non-roster invites.