Per a tweet about 20 minutes ago from Ken Rosenthal the Seattle Mariners have put two starting pitchers on waivers.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 27, 2012
#Mariners’ Millwood and Vargas went on waivers today. Both likely to be claimed. Vargas owed just over $1M, Millwood just over $200K.
Jason Vargas was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 2004 MLB Draft and made his MLB debut in 2005, recorded two career starts with the New York Mets in 2007 and was sent to the Mariners in 2009.
In January 2012 the Mariners and Vargas agreed on a 1-year deal worth $4.85 million for the 2012 season.
In July, Vargas went 5-0 in six starts and had an AL-best 1.64 ERA and was named the AL Pitcher of the Month.
On January 22, 2012 the Mariners signed Millwood to a minor league contract.
He was called up from Triple-A and made his first major league start of the season on April 22 against the Chicago White Sox.
He's had a decent season for the M's and was part of a no-hitter.
On June 8th, Millwood pitched the first 6 innings of the no-no against the Los Angeles Dodgers before leaving the game due to a groin injury.
Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, and Tom Wilhelmsen helped him complete the no-hitter.
As Rosenthal says he expects both pitchers to be claimed.