Less than two weeks after they cut him loose, the Mariners re-signed catcher Jamie Burke to a minor-league deal. "The best gift would have been a major-league deal," Burke, the team's backup catcher the past two seasons, said on Tuesday. "But I'm pretty happy about this. This is a place I wanted to be. It's a situation I like and one that I think could work out very well." The Mariners are still pondering what to do with catchers Jeff Clement and Kenji Johjima.