The Mariners are close to acquiring right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang from the Rockies, reports Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. Harang went from the Dodgers to the Rockies for $4.25 million and catcher Ramon Hernandez last week. The Rockies immediately designated Harang for assignment. He is owed $7 million this year and has a $2 million buyout after the season.
Harang, 34, was drafted by the Rangers in the sixth round of the 1999 amateur draft. He has spent the majority of his career with the Reds (2003 to 2010) and also played for the A's and Padres. Harang is 105-104 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.353 WHIP over the course of his career.