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On the heels of finalizing a contract extension with SP Felix Hernandez, the Seattle Mariners added another starting pitcher to their 2013 rotation. Former Baltimore Orioles LHP Joe Saunders now is a member of the Mariners after inking a one-year deal with no financial terms of the deal revealed. The Orioles had hoped to have Saunders back in their rotation again this season but only offered up a one-year deal as well.
Reports suggest that Saunders was hoping to land a multi-year deal this offseason, but ultimately had to settle for just a one-year offer.
Saunders, 31, recorded a 9-13 record last season, finishing with a 4.07 ERA while splitting time between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Orioles. His career ERA is 4.15 and has compiled an overall record of 78-65. Saunders is expected to replace the vacancy in the starting rotation created by the departure of Jason Vargas. Vargas was included in the Kendrys Morales deal this offseason.
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The Seattle Mariners aren't just focused on locking up ace right-hander Felix Hernandez with a seven-year, $175 million contract.
The team also has reached agreement with free-agent left-hander Joe Saunders on a one-year deal, according to major-league sources.
The deal is pending a physical, sources said.
Saunders, 31, will replace lefty Jason Vargas, whom the Mariners traded...
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