SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the club has signed right-handed pitcher Kameron Loe to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training.
The Mariners have now invited 21 players to Major League Spring Training, including 13 pitchers (RHP – 11, LHP – 2), 4 catchers and 4 infielders. This is in addition to the current 40-man roster.
Loe, 31, went 6-5 with 2 saves and a 4.61 ERA (35 ER, 68.1 IP) in 70 relief appearances with Milwaukee. In 2011 he posted a 3.50 ERA in 72 relief appearances, and pitched in 5 games during the Brewers postseason run to the National League Championship Series.
The 6-8, 245-pound native of Simi Valley, Calif., has pitched for the Texas Rangers (2004-2008) and Milwaukee Brewers (2010-2012) during his eight-season Major League career. He also played one season in Japan with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Loe has combined to go 32-40, 4.36 ERA in 302 appearances (47 starts). Over the two seasons with the Brewers he has made 142 relief appearances (72 in ’11, 70 in ’12), tied for 11th-most amongst National League relievers.
Loe was originally selected by Texas in the 20th round of the 2002 June Draft out of Cal State Northridge.
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