(1090 The Fan) – The Mariners made a low-risk move Tuesday by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Garland, 33, hasn’t pitched a full season in the Major Leagues since 2010 when he was a starter for the San Diego Padres. During the 2010 campaign, Garland went 14-12 with a 3.47 ERA and was one of the key figures in the Padres’ 90-72 finish.

After singing a one-year deal in 2011 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Garland was plagued by injuries and only recorded 54 innings of work.

Because of a shoulder injury, the Southern California native did not throw in 2012.

Garland’s career record 132-119 with a 4.32 ERA.

-Chris Coyle, 1090 The Fan


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