The Mariners have re-signed righty Justin De Fratus, according to a team press release. He was recently released from the MLB deal he signed with the club earlier in the winter, and will now return to major league camp on a minor league contract.
De Fratus was brought in with hopes that he could return to the form he showed with the Phillies back in 2014. He struggled last year, ultimately losing his roster spot in Philadelphia, and he’s reportedly been unable to regain his former velocity thus far in camp. His results reflect that, but Seattle obviously saw enough to want a continued look — without the commitment of a 40-man slot.