Reliever Randy Messenger, who was placed on waivers a few days ago to make room for Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson on the 40-man roster, has cleared waivers and signed a minor league deal with the Mariners. Seattle also gave him an invitation to go to major league spring training.
Here's the Mariners release.
MARINERS RE-SIGN RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER RANDY MESSENGER Messenger Agrees to Minor League Contract with Invite to Major League Camp.
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that the Mariners have re-signed right-handed pitcher Randy Messenger to a minor league contract and offered him an invitation to Major League camp.
Messenger was placed on irrevocable waivers Wednesday to create space on Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster for Ronny Cedeno and Garrett Olson. He cleared waivers today, and was re-signed to the minor league deal.
Messenger, 27, was signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent July 10, 2008, and assigned to AAA Tacoma. He was selected by Seattle from Tacoma on Aug. 25, and appeared in 13 games with Seattle, posting a 0-0, 3.55 mark with 1 save.
The Mariners now have 59 players reporting to Major League Spring Training (40 players on 40-man roster, 19 non-roster invitees). Pitchers and Catchers will hold their first workout February 14 in Peoria, Ariz., and the first full-squad workout will be held Feb. 18