Add another name – Kevin Millwood – to the candidates hoping to fill out the Seattle Mariners rotation.
MLB.com reports Millwood’s sister announced the deal on her Facebook page. CBSSports.com later confirmed it, saying Millwood signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Millwood, who turned 37 last month, made nine starts with the Colorado Rockies last season, going 4-3 with a 3.98 ERA. He threw 54 1/3 innings in the majors – his lowest total since his rookie year in 1997 – after spending most of the season in the minor leagues.
In his career, Millwood is 163-140 with a 4.10 ERA with six different teams (Atlanta, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Texas and Baltimore).
The Mariners rotation heading into the spring is unsettled behind Felix Hernandez and Jason Vargas. Competing with Millwood for the other three sports are newly signed Hisashi Iwakuma from the Japan League, second-year pitcher Blake Beavan and Charlie Furbush, last year’s No. 2 overall draft pick, Danny Hultzen, and veteran Oliver Perez, who signed a deal similar to Millwood’s last week.