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Mariners sign veteran reliever Jean Machi to minor-league deal

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jean Machi throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. The Giants won 5-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) ORG XMIT: CATA114 (Tony Avelar / AP)
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jean Machi throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in San Francisco. The Giants won 5-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) ORG XMIT: CATA114 (Tony Avelar / AP)
By Bob Duttom Tacoma News Tribune

The Mariners added another veteran reliever to their big-league camp roster for spring training by signing right-hander Jean Machi to a minor-league deal.

Machi, 34, is 12-2 with a 3.47 ERA in 189 games over four seasons for San Francisco and Boston. His best season was 2014, when he was 7-1 for the Giants with a 2.58 ERA in 71 games.

He spent last season pitching in the minors, where he was a combined 4-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 48 games at Triple-A Iowa (Cubs) and Sacramento (Giants).

Adding Machi swells the Mariners’ camp roster to 62 players, including 19 non-roster players. That list currently includes right-handed reliever Jonathan Aro and catcher Jesus Sucre, who were designated last week for assignment.

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