Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report in a matter of days, and it looks like former Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen will be heading to Peoria, Ariz., the spring training home of the Seattle Mariners.
According to the Mariners' official Twitter page, Delcarmen has agreed to a minor league contract and received an invitation to their Major League spring training site in Arizona to compete for a spot in the Seattle bullpen.
The Boston native pitched five-plus seasons in Boston before he was traded to the Colorado Rockies for minor league starting pitcher Chris Balcom-Miller on Aug. 31.
Delcarmen struggled in 2010, posting a collective 4.99 ERA through 57 appearances with the Red Sox and the Rockies. He could fare better in Seattle, however, as Safeco Field is widely regarded as a pitcher-friendly park.