The 39-year-old Peralta was 3-1 with a 4.34 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Add another name to the already lengthy list of bullpen candidates for the Mariners.

The Mariners announced Tuesday that they have signed veteran right-handed reliever Joel Peralta to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

The 39-year-old Peralta was 3-1 with a 4.34 ERA and three saves in 33 appearances in 2015 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out 24 and walked eight in 29 innings, holding hitters to a .248 average.

Peralta went on the disabled list twice — from April 26 to June 22 (right-shoulder strain) and from Aug. 11 to Sept. 1 (right-neck strain).

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He has pitched in the major leagues for 11 seasons with the Angels, Royals, Rockies, Nationals, Rays and Dodgers. He is 19-34 with 15 saves and a 3.94 ERA in 589 career appearances, striking out 579 and walking 177.

In four seasons with Tampa (2011-14), he made 296 relief appearances, including 80 in 2013. He posted a 3.58 ERA, struck out 293 in 269 1/3 innings and walked 84, a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.49.

Peralta has proven to be an effective reliever despite an average fastball that tops out at around 91 mph. Peralta uses deception and a nasty split-finger fastballĀ to get batters out.

The list of right-handed relievers in camp includes:

On the 40-man roster

  • Tony Zych
  • Evan Scribner
  • Ryan Cook
  • Justin De Fratus
  • Mayckol Guaipe
  • Steve Cishek
  • Jonathan Aro
  • Joaquin Benoit

Non-roster invites

  • Joel Peralta
  • Blaker Parker
  • Casey Coleman