Mariners sign veteran starter Kevin Correia

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Looking to add some veteran rotation depth, the Mariners have signed right-hander Kevin Correia to a minor-league deal.

Two offseasons ago the Twins gave Correia a two-year, $10 million deal and then watched as he went 14-26 with a 4.49 ERA in 54 starts before a late-season trade to the Dodgers last season. Correia was even worse in Los Angeles down the stretch with an 8.03 ERA in 25 innings.

At age 34 and with one of the majors’ worst strikeout rates Correia is little more than a serviceable fifth starter candidate.