Furbush and the Mariners agreed to terms on a one-year deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Furbush compiled a 2.08 ERAin 33 games last season before suffering a biceps/rotator cuff injury that ended his season in August. The 29-year-old is expected the 2016 campaign in a setup role.
Furbush will be tendered a contract by the Mariners on Wednesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The lefty altered his approach to hitters in 2015, pitching more to contact. While the strikeout numbers suffered, his overall numbers greatly improved thanks to a big increase in groundballs, with his ERA falling more than 150 points from 2014 (from 3.61 to 2.08). Some regression has to be expected given his .125 opponents' BABIP, but Furbush is effective against both lefties and righties and should open 2016 back in a setup role.
Furbush (shoulder) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. This is more of a formality to add him back onto the 40-man roster. Furbush should be good to go for the start of 2016. The left-hander was one of the better members of the Mariners' bullpen in 2015, posting a 2.08 ERA and 0.65 WHIP.
The Mariners have announced that left-handed reliever Charlie Furbush has a slight tear in his rotator cuff and is likely out for the season, per the Tacoma News-Tribune. Furbush had been effective when given the opportunity in 2015 with a 2.08 ERA and just nine hits allowed in 21 2/3 innings. But he has been sidelined for six weeks.
Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush is still bothered by soreness in his left biceps and will see team doctors on Sunday, reports MLB.com. "His bullpen did not go well," manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday. "We decided to send him back and let the doctor do his thing, evaluate, and we should know more on Wednesday." The injury has sidelined him since July 7.