The Seattle Mariners have signed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo to a 1-year, major league deal according to Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.
Kuo, 31 in July, has played his entire 7-season Major League career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and has maintained a 3.73 ERA in the process. He's compiled slightly more than 4 wins above replacement in that time, with his best season in 2010 when he earned nearly 3 of those with 60 frames of 1.20 ERA ball.
- Twitter / @dylanohernandez - "Source: Former #Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo has signed a one-year, major-league contract with the Seattle #Mariners."
- Hong-Chih Kuo Close to Signing - MLB Daily Dish
Jayson Stark tweets that left-handed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo is close to making on a decision on where to sign. The belief is that he's close to signing with the Seattle Mariners, as noted yesterday.
- Mariners Close to Signing Hong-Chih Kuo? - MLB Daily Dish
The Seattle Mariners are looking closely at signing left-handed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo and could be close to making a deal, according to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times. Kuo was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers in December.