The Seattle Mariners signed longtime shortstop Didi Gregorius to a minor league deal Thursday.
Gregorius, who has 999 major league hits, has been playing — and tearing up the baseball — with Algodoneros de Union Laguna in the Mexican League.
Gregorius, 33, last played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2022 before he was released Aug. 4 — one hit shy of 1,000. He batted .210 with one homer and 19 RBIs in 63 games last season.
However, he’s hitting .359/.431/.777 through 26 games this season in Mexico.
Gregorius replaced Derek Jeter as the Yankees’ full-time shortstop when Jeter retired after the 2014 season.
Mariners sign veteran SS Didi Gregorius to minor league deal