Mariners add to bullpen, sign former Angels right-hander Keynan Middleton

General manager Jerry Dipoto made it clear he would add relievers via trade or free agency to bolster a Mariners bullpen that was one of the worst in baseball in 2020. In a 48-hour span, he added two hard-throwing arms with MLB experience using both avenues. After acquiring Rangers right-hander Rafael Montero via trade Tuesday, Dipoto reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Keynan Middleton on a major-league contract Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster for Middleton, outfielder Philip Ervin was designated for assignment. The Mariners have 10 days to outright, trade or release …

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