Matt Reichmann, NBC Right Now Sports Anchor - email
A day after the Red Sox electrified Boston by winning the series at home for the first time in 95 years, the Mariners' roster getting a little lighter. Five players became free agents today. Most notable among them are Kendrys Morales, who had a very sold offensive year hitting .277 with 23 homers and 80 RBI. Also a free man today is Raul Ibanez, the age-less wonder. As a 41-year-old this last summer he tied Ted Williams as the only other player to hit 29 home runs at his age. That's good company to be in. The other players finding them-selves free agents today, journeyman center fielder Endy Chavez who mostly saw spot duty, fellow journeyman and left-hand pitching Oliver Perez, and Humberto Quintero, a catcher also in the twilight of his career. He played just 22 games.