Ramirez and Gillespie Sign With Seattle
Jun 11, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Ramon Ramirez (52) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Seattle Mariners have added two former San Francisco Giants to their squad. Both Ramon Ramirez and Cole Gillespie signed minor league contracts with the team, and also were granted spring training invites, according to CSN Bay Area.
"Gillespie, 29, split last season between San Francisco and the Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 28 major league games last season and previously played in the Arizona organization.Ramirez, 32, has pitched in parts of eight seasons with Colorado, Kansas City, Boston, San Francisco and the New York Mets. Last season, he appeared in six games for the Giants."
Gillespie played just 3 games with the Giants last season. Ramirez, if you recall, was part of the deal that sent him and Andres Torres to the New York Mets for Angel Pagan. Ramirez briefly returned to the Giants for the 2013 season, before being released.
The Mariners also signed Matt Palmer to a minor league deal. He pitched a few games for the Giants back in 2008.
Hopefully Gillespie, Palmer, and Ramirez can have some success in the Mariner system and make it back up to the Majors.