Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/9/13
The Seattle Mariners signed free agent pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract, starting an attempted comeback of a pitcher who hasn’t seen the MLB mound since the middle of the 2011 season. The Mariners have also added former Detroit Tigers RHP Jeremy Bonderman, who has not pitched in the major leagues since 2010. From the years of 2002 through 2010, Garland made 32 starts or more and throughout that period was one of only a few pitchers that was able to accomplish that feat. His arm wore down during the 2011 season, causing him to miss over a year and a half. As far as Bonderman is concerned, he has missed the last two seasons and the better part of three of the last four seasons. Because of the layoff, Bonderman’s chance of regaining his top form are much less probable than Garland. Garland has a career record of 132-119 with a 4.32 ERA in 353 games, 330 starts. Most of his time was spent with the Chicago White Sox (from 2000-2007) as he has also pitched for both L...
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