Mariners sign veteran reliever Todd Coffey to minor-league deal

Staff writerMay 20, 2014 

Nationals Phillies Baseball

Washington Nationals' Todd Coffey during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Philadelphia.


— 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 reported Coffey’s 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.

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