SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has signed left-handed pitcher Nick Hagadone to a minor league contract. Hagadone has also been invited to Major League Spring Training.
With today’s signing, the Mariners Major League, 40-man, roster remains full. Seattle now has 23 players invited to Spring Training. (The 63 players currently includes both Jonathon Aro and Jesus Sucre, who were designated for assignment last week).
Hagadone, 31, spent 2016 rehabilitating after undergoing surgery in February for a fractured left elbow.
He pitched with Cleveland in 2015, appearing in 36 games in relief and compiling a 0-1 record prior to being placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 8 with lower back and elbow soreness.
Hagadone (pronounced: hag-ah-donn) appeared in the Majors in parts of five seasons with the Indians, posting a 3-2, 4.72 mark with 1 save in 143 relief appearances.
Hagadone graduated from Sumner, WA, High School where he played football and baseball in 2004. He was drafted by the Mariners in the 36th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign, instead attending the University of Washington. He was a First-Team All-Pac-10 selection his junior year (2007) after going 6-1 with 11 saves and a 2.77 ERA in 25 games (2 starts). Was selected by Cleveland as the 55th overall selection in the June Draft that year.