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Mariners to Extend Johjima

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According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mariners and Kenji Johjima have agreed to a three year extension. This is an interesting move by the Mariners who have Jeff Clement in Triple-A ready to take over. Not only that, but Johjima will be 32 in June, and is starting to show signs that he is slowing down. Despite starting the year batting .200, he is a career .283 hitter who hits his share of homeruns. Jeff Clement, one of the prizes of the 2005 draft, has incredible power will likely take over at first base or DH.