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The veteran, journeyman pitcher Jon Garland may actually make a rotation after all. Garland, who missed the entire 2012 season after shoulder surgery in 2011, has been a decent pitcher. Not surprisingly, he has his best success in pitcher parks. While the Mariners have altered their dimensions, they are still considered to have a pitcher-friendly park.
Perhaps the Mariners are the perfect fit. Garland may be on the verge of landing a gig in the starting rotation says Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times. Garland has been battling it out with others this spring for the final spot in the Mariners' rotation, and it looks like he's going to get it.
Garland last pitched in the Majors in July of 2011. He was pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers at the time. He started nine games that season and posted a 4.33 ERA. When he was with the San Diego Padres, Garland posted a solid 3.47 ERA.
Overall, Garland has spent 12 seasons in the Majors. He has a 132-119 record to go along with a 4.32 ERA. The Mariners will be Garland's sixth Major League team if he makes their 25-man roster.
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