M’s To Sign Veteran Lefty Randy Wolf
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(1090 The Fan) — The Seattle Mariners have signed veteran left-hander Randy Wolf to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to multiple reports.
Wolf, 37, has not pitched since 2012 after opting to have Tommy John surgery last season. Wolf struggled during the 2012 campaign with the Baltimore Orioles (5.65 ERA and a 3.0 strikeouts per nine innings ratio), but had one of his best seasons a year before with the Milwaukee Brewers. In 2011, Wolf held a 3.69 ERA over the course of 212 1/3 innings as a starting pitcher.
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman sees Wolf as a bullpen candidate rather than a starter for the Mariners.
The Mariners have also reportedly come to an agreement with right-hander Zach Miner on a minor league deal as well.
Miner, who turns 32 next month, spent 2013 with the Philadelphia Phillies posting a 4.40 ERA out of the bullpen. Prior to last season, Miner had not pitched in the big leagues since 2009.
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