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Mariners sign Todd Coffey

May 20, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have signed right-hander Todd Coffey to a minor-league contract.

Coffey is coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery, which cost him all of last season.

Famous for his hefty frame and sprint in from the bullpen before each appearance, Coffey was generally a solid middle reliever-caliber arm before the elbow problems. He posted a 3.76 ERA in 225 innings from 2009-2012, with decent strikeout and walk rates.

He’ll head to Triple-A for now and try to pitch his way back to the majors at age 33.

  1. rfactor35 - May 20, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    I hope he makes a go of it. He was a lot of fun to watch during his days in Milwaukee.

  2. spacenettle - May 20, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    Makes sense. Seattle loves coffee.

    I’m sorry.

  3. don444 - May 23, 2014 at 5:48 AM

    Oh yeah, the fat slob that loves to mindlessly sprint in from the bullpen. I’m sure that will work out great for the forgettable M’s.

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