Joe Saunders, Mariners agree on one-year contract, according to report

Friday February 8th, 2013

The Seattle Mariners and left-handed starting pitcher Joe Saunders have agreed on a one-year deal pending a physical, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday night. Terms of the deal weren't immediately available.

Saunders pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks last season before they traded him to the Baltimore Orioles in August. Combined with the Diamondbacks and Orioles, Saunders went 9-13 with a 4.07 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He had a 3.63 ERA in seven starts with Baltimore.

Saunders adds a left-handed presence to what would have been an all-right-handed rotation with the Mariners. The 31-year-old spent most of his first six MLB seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.

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