UPDATE, 11:19 PM: According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the one-year pact has been finalized.
7:23 PM: As first reported by Prospect Insider‘s Jason Churchill, the Mariners are nearing a one-year contract agreement with lefty George Sherrill. Word is the deal is worth $1.1 million plus incentives.
Sherrill, 34, registered a 3.00 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 36 innings in 2011 for the Braves, holding left-handed batters to a .256/.275/.333 slash line.
The eight-year major league veteran pitched for the Mariners from 2004-2007. He has a 3.68 career ERA.