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Mariners finalize deal for Juan Nicasio

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The Mariners formally announced their signing of righty Juan Nicasio. It’s a two-year, $17 million contract. The deal was agreed to last week but finalized today after Nicasio passed his physical.

Nicasio, 31, spent last season with the Pirates, Phillies, and Cardinals, putting up an aggregate 2.61 ERA with a 72/20 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings. He appeared in 76 games, leading the National League.

Nicasio will help bolster the Mariners’ bullpen behind closer Edwin Diaz, though he could be a spot starter if needed.