PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The Seattle Mariners could use an experienced No. 2 or 3 starter in the rotation that is headlined by Felix Hernandez, and left-hander Joe Saunders hopes to be that dependable arm.
Saunders agreed on a one-year contract with the Mariners on Tuesday that could be worth up to $16.5 million over two years if he reaches all his personal bonuses, and he got right to work with his new teammates on Wednesday.
Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, Saunders was the starter - and winner - in the Orioles' one-game wild-card playoff against the Texas Rangers. Still, Baltimore was not an option for 2013.
Saunders says he turned down several offers to sign with the Mariners because he liked the direction the organization is headed.

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 902 Boston Red Sox  92%
#2 906 Atlanta Braves  90%
#3 912 New York Mets  66%
#4 910 Detroit Tigers  50%
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail White Sox 2017 Win Total Prediction With an over/under just below 70, how many games will the Chicago White Sox win in 2017?
Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages