Found February 08, 2013 on hardballchat.com:
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.   The post Seattle Mariners land LHP Joe Saunders appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.
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