Joe Saunders

 

(ISN) – SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencikannounced today the club has signed left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training.

Mariners Transactions:

  • Joe Saunders, LHP, signed to minor league contract with invite to Major League Spring Training.

 

Saunders, 33, will participate in spring training as a left-handed relief pitcher. He has spent almost his entire 10-season Major League career as a starting pitcher (235 G/229 GS), but made 6 relief appearances with Baltimore last season.

He split last season between the Rangers, Royals and Orioles organizations, combining to go 0-5 with a 6.70 ERA (32 ER, 43.0 IP) at the Major League level.

In 10 Major League seasons with the Angels (2005-10), Arizona (2010-12), Baltimore (2012, 2014), Seattle (2013) and Texas (2014) he has compiled a 89-86 record with a 4.37 ERA in 235 appearances. In 32 starts with the Marines in 2013 he went 11-16 with a pair of complete games and a 5.26 ERA.

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Peoria, AZ today for physicals and will hold the first workout tomorrow starting at 9:30 am MT/8:30 am PT. Position players are scheduled to report for physicals Feb. 24 and the first full-squad workout will beFeb. 25.

Saunders will wear #35 when he takes the field for spring training. An updated spring training roster is attached in PDF format with this news release.


SAUNDERS’ PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2002 Provo 2-1 3.62 8 8 0 0 0 32.1 40 19 13 1 1 11 21 3 0
  Cedar Rapids 3-1 1.88 5 5 0 0 0 28.2 16 7 6 2 2 9 27 2 0
2003                                                                                       — Injured – Did Not Pitch —
2004 Rancho Cuca 9-7 3.41 19 19 0 0 0 105.2 106 49 40 13 5 23 76 5 1
  Arkansas 4-3 5.77 8 8 0 0 0 39.0 51 26 25 5 5 14 25 2 0
2005 Arkansas 7-4 3.49 18 18 2 1 0 105.2 107 52 41 9 3 32 80 2 0
  Salt Lake 3-3 4.58 9 9 1 1 0 55.0 65 38 28 3 1 21 29 1 0
  LA ANGELS 0-0 7.71 2 2 0 0 0 9.1 10 8 8 3 0 4 4 1 0
2006 Salt Lake 10-4 2.67 21 20 1 1 0 135.0 117 44 40 12 3 38 97 2 0
  LA ANGELS 7-3 4.71 13 13 0 0 0 70.2 71 42 37 6 1 29 51 2 1
2007 LA ANGELS 8-5 4.44 18 18 0 0 0 107.1 129 56 53 11 1 34 69 3 0
  Salt Lake 4-7 5.11 14 14 0 0 0 86.1 89 53 49 10 1 20 84 6 0
2008 LA ANGELS « 17-7 3.41 31 31 1 0 0 198.0 187 82 75 21 6 53 103 3 0
2009 LA ANGELS 16-7 4.60 31 31 1 1 0 186.0 202 102 95 29 6 64 101 5 1
2010 LA ANGELS 6-10 4.62 20 20 2 1 0 120.2 135 70 62 14 1 45 64 3 0
  ARIZONA 3-7 4.25 13 13 1 0 0 82.2 97 50 39 11 4 19 50 3 0
2011 ARIZONA 12-13 3.69 33 33 1 0 0 212.0 210 94 87 29 3 67 108 3 0
2012 ARIZONA 6-10 4.22 21 21 1 1 0 130.0 146 68 61 17 2 31 89 2 0
  AZL D-backs # 0-1 6.23 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 3 5 3 0 0 5 7 0 0
  BALTIMORE 3-3  

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