The Seattle Mariners have asked about the free agent right-hander, who has an offer from the Tigers
Jeremy Bonderman is a free agent, and has already been offered a new contract by the Tigers. Another club interested in acquiring Bonderman's services is the Seattle Mariners, according to ESPN's Buster Olney:
The Mariners have expressed interest in Washington native Jeremy Bonderman, who has an offer from the Tigers in hand.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 13, 2012
Bonderman has not pitched in a major league game since 2010, when he went 8-10 with a 5.53 ERA for Detroit. The four-year, $38 million extension he signed with the Tigers in 2006 expired after the 2010 season, which coincided with him needing a ligament replaced in his throwing elbow with Tommy John surgery.
Bonderman says that he's healthy and his throwing arm is in better shape than it was during the 2010 season. He expects to be prepared to throw off a mound in time for Spring Training 2013.
Bonderman graduated from Pasco High School in Pasco, Wash., a town about 225 miles southeast of Seattle on Interstate 90, and he still maintains his home in that state.