Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto says Strickland “has the ability and the track record to be an impact reliever in high-leverage situations” for the team.
Strickland broke the pinky finger of his pitching hand when he punched a door after allowing three runs and blowing a save against Miami on June 18. He did not return until Aug. 18.
Strickland jawed with Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez during Game 2 of the 2014 World Series and in 2017 threw at Washington’s Bryce Harper three years after Harper homered off Strickland in the 2014 NLDS.
To clear a roster spot, right-hander Max Povse was designated for assignment.
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