Mariners To Sign Jon Garland

The Mariners have agreed to a minor league deal with Jon Garland, according to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times (on Twitter).  Jason A. Churchill of Prospect Insider first reported that the two sides were nearing an agreement (Twitter link).  The LSW client will receive an invite to major league spring training.

Garland has not pitched since July 2011 due to shoulder surgery and made it known this fall that he was planning on mounting a comeback.  The veteran started throwing for teams in September but there hasn't been a great deal of news on him since then.

For his career, the 33-year-old owns a 4.32 ERA with 4.9 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 across 12 seasons for the White Sox, Dodgers, D'Backs, Padres, and Angels.

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