Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mariners have signed reliever Hunter Strickland to a one-year deal.
Strickland, formerly with the Giants, missed a large chunk of time with a fractured hand. A hand, by the way, that he fractured by punching a door following a poor outing last June. He ended 2018 with a 3.97 ERA in 49 games but, over the course of his career he has been more valuable than that. Indeed, in five big league seasons he has a 2.91 ERA with 211 strikeouts in 226 innings.
Figure the Mariners will try to showcase him and flip him at the deadline if he has a bounce back year.