Mariners sign two minor-league free agents
No developments out of the GM meetings involving the Mariners yet this week, so we’ll have to satisfy your thirst for news with a couple minor-league free agent deals.
The Mariners typically sign about 20 minor-league free agents and then invite most of them to Spring Training, so these names will trickle in over the coming weeks. But the first two surfacing Wednesday were veteran reliever Justin Miller and former Padres infielder Sean Kazmar.
Miller, 34, is a right-handed reliever with 216 big-league appearances and a 24-14 career record with a 4.82 ERA. He’s pitched with the Blue Jays, Marlins, Giants and spent last season with the Dodgers, appearing in 19 games with a 4.44 ERA.
Here’s his pitching bio.
Kazmar, 26, played with the San Diego Padres in 2008 when he got 39 at-bats in his only big-league callup.
The 5-9, 180-pound Georgia native is a middle infielder who spent the past two years with Portland in the PCL, hitting .275 with eight home runs and 53 RBIs last year with the Padres’ Triple-A club.
Here’s Kazmar’s bio.