Joe Saunders

#35 SP / Seattle Mariners / EXP: 10YRS / MINORS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 34 College: Virginia Tech Bats/Throws L/L

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    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Mariners release Chavez; sign Gutierrez, Saunders to Triple-A deals

      The Mariners announced Tuesday outfielder Endy Chavez opted out of his minor-league deal and was released, per Outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Joe Saunders were also released, but then signed to Triple-A contracts.

    • by R.J. White |

      Mariners option Roenis Elias, reassign eight to minor-league camp

      The Mariners have optioned pitcher Roenis Elias to Triple-A Tacoma, the team announced Sunday. An earlier report Sunday said that the team was considering going with a six-man rotation, and it's possible that could still come to pass, with Elias making frequent trips to and from the active roster. For now, it appears Taijuan Walker will serve as the team's fifth starter. The Mariners also reassigned the following eight players to minor-league camp Sunday: catcher John Baker, outfielder Endy Chavez, infielders Shawn O'Malley and Carlos Rivero and pitchers Mark Lowe, Jordan Pries, Kevin Correia and Joe Saunders .

    • by Igor Mello |

      Mariners' McClendon: Joe Saunders will work strictly in relief role

      Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon told reporters that newly-signed left-hander Joe Saunders will work strictly in a relief role for the club, per Saunders signed a minor-league contract with Seattle on Friday, with an invitation to big-league camp. The 33-year-old veteran went 0-5 with a 6.70 ERA last season, splitting his time between Texas and Baltimore.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Joe Saunders joining Mariners

      The Mariners agreed to a minor-league deal with 33-year-old LHP Joe Saunders, according to's Greg Johns. The contract includes an invitation to Major League camp, and Mariners clubhouse staff were setting up a locker for Saunders on Friday morning. Saunders was 0-5 with a 6.70 ERA last season, splitting the year between the Rangers and Orioles, and also between starting and the bullpen. He returns to the Mariners after going 11-16 with a 5.26 ERA in 32 starts in 2013. He's expected to contribute out of the bullpen, if he makes the team.

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Report: Mariners showing interest in Joe Saunders

      The Mariners are showing interest in signing pitcher Joe Saunders on a minor-league deal, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. The 33-year-old Saunders posted a 6.70 ERA over 43 innings in the majors last season. He spent most of the year in the minors. Saunders pitched with Seattle in 2013, posting a 5.26 ERA over 32 starts.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Orioles announce several roster moves

      The Orioles announced a slew of roster moves on Monday. They have recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and right-hander Kevin Gausman from the GCL Orioles. Additionally, the team also selected the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from Triple-A Norfolk. Infielder Kelly Johnson has reported to the club after being traded over the weekend.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Joe Saunders to work as lefty specialist

      The Orioles are attempting to transition pitcher Joe Saunders to a lefty specialist, reports Tuesday. Saunders was officially activated at Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, after passing a physical. Saunders had an ugly 6.13 ERA in 39 2/3 innings before the Rangers released him this season, and even lefties hit .326 in 46 at-bats against him.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Orioles giving Joe Saunders a shot with minor league deal

      The Orioles have signed veteran left-hander Joe Saunders to a minor league contract, sources have told the Baltimore Sun. Saunders, who became a free agent when he opted out of his deal with the Royals on Tuesday, pitched for Baltimore in 2012. The 33 year old has been ineffective this season with an 0-5 mark and 6.31 ERA. He has given up a whopping 62 hits and 20 walks in 39 2/3 innings.

    • by R.J. White |

      Report: Joe Saunders opts out of deal

      Royals pitcher Joe Saunders has opted out of his deal with the team to become a free agent, reports. Saunders made four starts with Triple-A Omaha after signing with the Royals, posting a 6.75 ERA and 6:5 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings. He has also spent time with the Rangers this season, going 0-5 with a 6.13 ERA in eight starts at the major-league level.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Joe Saunders signs with Kansas City, heading to Triple-A

      Veteran left-hander Joe Saunders has been signed to a minor league contract by the Royals. Saunders, who was dispatched by Texas on Friday, lost his last three decisions as a member of the starting rotation, giving up 17 runs in 13 2/3 innings in the process to lower his ERA to 6.13. He is set to report to Triple-A Omaha.

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