Expected to be a key component of the Toronto Blue Jays’ bullpen, last year was a disaster for Storen. In fact, it turned out to be his worst season since entering the Majors, highlighted by a career-high 5.23 ERA (including 6.21 during his stint in Toronto).
Things improved somewhat, when the 29-year old arrived in Seattle towards the end of July. He recorded a much more respectable ERA of 3.44 in 19 appearances, as he pitched 18.1 innings and went 3-0.
The Mariners have expressed interest in bringing Storen back. However, he projects to sign eleswhere, especially with his preference to return to being a closer, which is highly unlikely to happen in Seattle.
Chance of returning: Low