Less than a week after his release by the Angels, which Lance Parrish called "probably one of the more disappointing things I've been through," Parrish is back in a major league uniform with the Seattle Mariners.
Parrish, who was waived Tuesday, said he chose Seattle over other teams because he was promised a solid amount of playing time. He will back up Dave Valle and occasionally play first base, as he tries to prove he can still be productive at 36.
"A few teams contacted me, and my first instinct was to go with a club that needed help, where I might be able to fit in," Parrish said. "This is a very young, talented team, and I think I can contribute here.
"Texas had contacted me, and even though it seemed like that would be a good ballclub to go to because they're in the hunt and they're a good team, I wouldn't have gotten much playing time. This is a good opportunity, and I'm looking forward to working with a staff of young guys who are hungry."