ARLINGTON, Texas — The Mariners are about to take another chance on a recovering Tommy John patient after reaching agreement with veteran reliever Todd Coffey on a minor-league deal.
Coffey, 33, missed all of last season but recently performed for scouts at a showcase event. Jeff Passan of yahoo.com reported Coffeys fastball hit 91-92 mph with a slider between 82 and 84 mph.
Plans call for Coffey, who is recovering from his second reconstructive-elbow surgery, to head to Arizona to undergo a physical either Wednesday nigh for Thursday morning.
Coffey is 6 feet 4 and 240 pounds. He is 25-18 with a 4.10 ERA in 461 games over eight years with four clubs.