After missing half of 2011 and all of 2012, veteran right-hander Jon Garland announced last September that he would be attempting to resurrect his
career in 2013. That was the last he was heard of. Until yesterday,
that is, when the Seattle Mariners reached a minor
league deal with Garland.
The deal includes and invitation to Major League camp, but is still pending a
physical exam, according to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times.
The 33-year old carries a career 132-119 won lost record, including back to
back 18 win seasons for the 2005 World Champion and 2006 White Sox. When
was an innings eater, a starter who stays in the rotation and lasts deep into the
game consistently. 2010 saw him throw in 200 or more innings for the seventh
time in an eight-year stretch. Finally, it proved too much for his
made only nine starts for the Dodgers before shutting down in July 2011.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed an arthroscopic debridement of Garland's labrum and bursa and a clean up and
reinforcement of the rotator cuff. His recovery was projected at six
The Valencia, California
native was invited to spring training with Cleveland a year ago, but never took his
physical and the deal was cancelled. Now he joins ex-Tiger Jeremy Bonderman in Seattle
both trying to return to the big leagues after an absence.
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