Mariners sign Zach Miner and Randy Wolf to minor league deals

Mike McGinnis

The pair of pitchers signed minor league deals with spring training on Tuesday.

The Seattle Mariners seem to have cornered the market for pitching depth on Tuesday, coming to terms on deals with left-hander Randy Wolf and right-hander Zach Miner.

According to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times, the M's agreed to terms with Wolf on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com adds that Wolf may viewed by the team as a bullpen option.

Miner's deal is also a minor league contract that includes a spring training invite, according to a major league source. The soon-to-be 32-year old will earn $750K if he makes the major leagues, and has a June 15 opt-out date that will allow him to become a free agent. Divish was first to report the news of Miner's signing as well.

Wolf, 37, last appeared in the majors with the Orioles in 2012, posting a 5.28 ERA in five appearances after being released by the Brewers in August. He is a veteran of fourteen major league seasons with the Phillies (1999-2006), Dodgers (2007, 2009), Padres (2008), Astros (2008), Brewers (2010-2012) and Orioles (2012), and has posted a career 132-117 record and 4.20 ERA in that time.

Miner made sixteen appearances (three starts) with the Phillies last season, pitching to a 4.40 ERA in 28.2 innings. The ex-Tiger spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, posting a 5-6 record and 3.90 ERA in 27 appearances (12 starts). In parts of five major league seasons, Miner is the owner of a lifetime 25-22 record and 4.25 ERA.

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