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Seattle Mariners Release Shawn Camp

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 6:  Reliever Shawn Camp #57 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 5, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 6: Reliever Shawn Camp #57 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on June 5, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by G. Newman Lowrance/Getty Images)
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The Seattle Mariners have released 36-year-old right-hander Shawn Camp, reports Greg Johns of MLB.com.

Camp, who signed a $750,000 Major League contract with the Mariners in last month, was having a successful spring by all accounts upon his release this morning.

The reliever had managed a 2.16 ERA and six strike outs over seven appearances (8 1/3 IP) this spring.

Camp was headed towards his ninth year in the majors, the last four of which were spent as a late-inning option in the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen.

For his career, Camp has amounted a 4.40 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 2.7 BB/9 and 101 ERA+, averaging 61 innings a season.

Camp is the second veteran reliever in as many days that the Mariners have removed from their roster. Seattle released former All-Star reliever Hong Chi Kuo yesterday, just a month after he signed a Major League contract with the club.