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.