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Mariners reach agreement with reliever George Sherrill

Dec 17, 2011, 11:19 PM EDT

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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.

  1. mmason0071 - Dec 17, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Great. We’ve been waiting for some big deals to fix the Mariner’s pitiful offense.

    Heh, wait a minute….

    Maybe signing Sherrill is just the first step in a grand plan for getting Fielder. Now the Prince will feel comfortable with a clubhouse mate of similar girth.

  2. muckthefets23 - Dec 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM

    I’m just glad the all seeing eye of RAJ turned his gaze away from this guy. Based purely off of seeing his previous appearances, he’s highly over rated as a lefty specialist.

  3. whittle79 - Dec 18, 2011 at 12:38 AM

    Now all you need is the kid from Cuba, couple from Japan, maybe, oh wait we have big bad George in the mix. We might get 70 wins this yr.

    • marinersnate - Dec 18, 2011 at 12:57 AM

      70 wins? This year? You are indeed an optimist.

      This team will NEVER compete without a complete overhaul of the front office. ‘Nuff said.

  4. proudlycanadian - Dec 18, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    He is a decent pitcher and he came cheap. There is no reason to complain. Seattle has 2 of the best young starting pitchers in baseball and a couple of good young position players in Ackley and Carp. The team does have a future.

  5. lookatthefarside - Dec 18, 2011 at 7:13 AM

    Awesome pick. I’m sure this will be the last cog to next years World Series Victory!

  6. foreverchipper10 - Dec 19, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    So long person with two first names.

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