Steven Shell Rumors

Mariners Transactions: Pauley, Koplove, Speigner

The Mariners completed a slew of minor moves today…

  • David Pauley was signed to a minor league deal. The 26-year-old spent 2009 in the Orioles system, posting a 4.37 ERA in 152.1 Triple-A innings.
  • Mike Koplove was re-signed to a minor league deal. The 33-year-old finished the 2009 in Seattle's system, putting up a 1.87 ERA in 72.1 Triple-A innings. He also pitched in the Phillies' and Pirates' systems last season.
  • Levale Speigner also signed a minor league deal. The 29-year-old had a 2.56 ERA while pitching in the Marlins' farm system in 2009.
  • The team also signed righty Steven Shell, lefty Chris Seddon, and catcher Guillermo Quiroz to minor league pacts.

Shell, M’s Agree To Minor League Deal

Larry LaRue of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have signed right-hander Steven Shell to a minor league contract.

Shell, 26, was designated for assignment last week by the Nationals after posting a 5.40 ERA in four games.  He was assigned to the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma and is likely to get the call if there's an injury on the major league level.