The Seattle Mariners have signed 37 year-old reliever Brian Sweeney to a minor league deal, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Johns notes the deal does not come with a Spring Training invite.
- Twitter / @CurtoWorld - "Mariners sign Brian Sweeney to minor league deal. An all-time great dude."
Brian Sweeney agrees to Minor League deal - Greg Johns | mlb.com
"Sweeney, 37, was in the Mets organization last year and went 5-5 with a 4.34 ERA for Triple-A Buffalo, with eight starts among his 32 appearances. The right-hander pitched for Seattle in 2003 and again in 2010, when he posted a 3.16 ERA in 37 innings over 24 relief appearances."
- Twitter / @StoneLarry - "Sweeney pitched in 29 games for the Mariners in 2003 and 2010, and also had a 3-year stint in Japan (as Yu Darvish's teammate)"
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