Mariners sign Steve Garrison, re-sign Luis Rodriguez

We’re late to the ballgame on this one, as are many in the blogosphere during the holidays.

We know who Rodriguez is, and the best we can probably hope for is that he’ll be 2012’s Adam Kennedy.

Garrison is left-handed, and that is about the only thing exciting about him. Some lefties can get by on high-80’s fastballs, and breaking balls, especially against other lefties. He’s spent most of his minor league time as a starter, so there is some potential for him to throw harder, and strike more batters out as a reliever. He’s another man on the sub-pile known as potential LOOGY pitchers.