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D-Backs sign veteran Mulholland to minor-league deal

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks signed left-hander Terry
Mulholland to a minor league contract Thursday.

Mulholland, who turns 43 in March, agreed to an $800,000,
one-year contract on Jan. 3. But he has to make the 40-man roster
during spring training to benefit from it.

Mulholland, a 332-game starter, has been relegated to the
bullpen recently. He most likely would be the Diamondbacks'
left-handed specialist.

Mulholland went 0-2 with Minnesota last season, working 59
innings in 49 games with a 4.27 ERA. He made 15 starts and 24
relief appearances for the Twins in 2004, going 5-9 with a 5.18
ERA.

He has a 124-142 record and 4.40 ERA in 19 seasons divided among
San Francisco, Philadelphia, the New York Yankees, Los Angeles
Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Seattle, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and
the Twins.