The Seattle Mariners may not be adding a free agent pitcher of note after all this offseason. The team has signed veteran lefty Randy Wolf and righty Zach Miner to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training, which begins tomorrow.
Seattle views Wolf as a potential bullpen option says Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. But Miner may get a shot at making the rotation or be used as a guy who can go back and forth from rotation to bullpen as needed.
Wolf missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in 2012. In that season, Wolf had struggled to a 5.65 ERA with 5.9 K/9, 3.0 BB/9.
Hearing the M's will sign veteran lefty Randy Wolf to a minor league deal with non-roster invite. Could happen in next day or two.
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) February 11, 2014
Miner appeared in 28.1 innings with Philadelphia in 2013, the first time he pitched in the majors since 2009. Miner has a 4.25 career ERA in 385 1/3 innings between the Tigers and Phillies.
Source confirms Zach Miner agrees to minor league deal with #Mariners. Will earn $750K if he makes the majors and can opt out on 6/15.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 11, 2014
Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow to the new facility in Peoria. We will have more Spring Training coverage in the coming weeks, leading up to the first Cactus League games.