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Mariners sign reliever George Sherrill

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners have signed left-handed reliever George Sherrill to a one-year contract.

The Mariners announced the move Friday.

Sherrill appeared in 51 games with the Atlanta Braves last season and was 3-1 with a 3.00 ERA. He has limited lefty hitters to just a .180 batting average over the span of his eight-year career.

Sherrill was on the 15-day disabled list from Aug. 31 through the end of the season with inflammation in his left elbow.