(SEATTLE, Wash.) — The Seattle Mariners signed former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league contract and gave him an invitation to spring training.
The 30-year-old Bonderman is a Washington native. He last pitched in the major’s in 2010 going 8-10, with a 5.53 ERA.
Bonderman has had multiple arm problems. In 2008 his season was cut short due to a blood clot in his right shoulder. He returned in 2009 making one start before being shut down due to shoulder pain. In 2010 he suffered an elbow injury during off-season workouts and decided to retire.
After a couple seasons of retirement, Bonderman decided he wanted to return to the diamond and had Tommy John surgery in April.
In eight seasons with the Tigers, Bonderman went 67-77 with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.
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