Seattle Mariners Sign Pitcher

The Seattle Mariners have added to their pitching depth, as they have signed Daniel Ponce de Leon to a minor league contract. 

Ponce de Leon spent Spring Training with the Los Angeles Angels but ultimately did not make the cut. Thus, the team elected to release him, and now the 30-year-old will be aiming to eventually land himself a spot on Seattle's major league roster. Yet, for now, he will begin the 2022 regular season in Triple-A. 

Ponce de Leon made appearances in each of the last four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. During them, he sported a 3-8 record, 4.33 ERA, and 152 strikeouts in 57 total appearances. Last season was his worst campaign, however, as he had a 1-1 record and 6.21 ERA in a career-high 24 games.

It will be intriguing to see if Ponce de Leon can bounce back in Triple-A and then get called up to the majors. Time will tell on that front, but at a minimum, Seattle has at least added another pitcher to their staff. 

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