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Seattle Mariners Sign Kevin Millwood to Minor League Contract

January 22nd, 2012 at 8:47 PM
By Cody Fields

The Seattle Mariners may be young, but they added a veteran presence to their pitching staff Sunday when they signed former Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Millwood to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invitation to Spring Training.

Jon Heyman reports that Millwood has a good chance to make the 25-man roster, partially due to the fact that Mariners manager Eric Wedge and pitching coach Carl Willis worked with Millwood on the Cleveland Indians.

Millwood spent last season with the Colorado Rockies. He posted a 3.98 ERA in nine starts.

Entering his 16th Major League season, Millwood was drafted by the Braves in 1993 and played in Atlanta from 1997-2002. By far his most productive tenure, he won 75 games in those six seasons and won a career high 18 games in 1999 and 2002.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Kevin Millwood, MLB, Seattle Mariners

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