Around the Majors: More players reportby Lee Sinins
February 17, 2005
1) Pitchers and catchers report today for the Astros, Braves, Devil Rays, Giants, Indians, Marlins, Phillies, Pirates, Redsox, Rockies and Tigers.
2) The Yankees signed P Ramiro Mendoza to a minor league contract.
After 3.44 ERA/9 RSAA and 6.75 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Mendoza had a 3.52 ERA/5 RSAA in 27 games with the Redsox. He pitched for the Yankees from 1996-2002 and has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 24 RSAA in 341 games.
3) The Cardinals signed Ps Kevin Jarvis, Bill Pulsipher and Hector Mercado to minor league contracts, with invitations to spring training."
Jarvis has a 5.93 ERA/-127 RSAA in 174 career games, including a 10.80 ERA/-11 RSAA in 10 games with the 2004 Mariners and Rockies.
Pulsipher, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2001, has a 5.13 ERA/-31 RSAA in 101 games.
Mercado has a 4.55 ERA/-6 RSAA in 112 career games.
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