|Mariners reportedly set to sign Millwood |
by Rick Randall of SeattleClubhouse.com, January 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm ET
Kevin Millwood Profile
According to a newspaper report in the Gaston Gazette, the Mariners are set to announce their signing of right-hander Kevin Millwood as soon as Monday.
Millwood, a 15-year MLB veteran across six stops, made nine starts for the Colorado Rockies last season and pitched pretty well, winning four games and posting a 3.98 ERA (4.30 FIP), 1.22 WHIP and .271 oAVG. As his velocity has declined, Millwood has been hurt more often by the longball (14.8 HR/FB rate in '11) although he still maintains a strong groundball rate (42.4% career). Millwood would likely enter Spring Training battling with Hector Noesi and Blake Beavan for a rotation spot behind Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas and Hisashi Iwakuma.