Joe Beimel returns to Mariners on a minor league deal

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Joe Beimel was released by the Rangers last week, but it hasn’t taken him long to find a new opportunity. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the veteran reliever has returned to the Mariners on a minor league deal, pending a physical. Beimel actually made the announcement via his Instagram account.

Beimel signed a major league deal with Texas less than one month ago, but he was cut loose after giving up 14 runs (11 earned) on 13 hits and two walks over just three innings during Cactus League action. Still, he had a 2.20 ERA across 56 appearances with Seattle last season while holding left-handed batters to a .188/.217/.288 batting line. He could surface in the big leagues again soon.

Beimel will turn 38 later this month.