Ard signs deal with Mariners




The Seattle Mariners agreed to terms with Prairie High School graduate Taylor Ard. He was at Safeco Field on Saturday and was expected to sign, the team announced.

Ard, a first baseman at Washington State, was drafted for the third time. The Mariners like the power potential Ard brings to the plate. As a junior this season, Ard hit .332 with 12 home runs and 50 RBI.

Ard will report to the Everett AquaSox, the Mariners’ Class A short-season affiliate.