SEATTLE. — The Seattle Mariners made a number of roster strikes Thursday afternoon.
Right-handed pitcher Riley O’Brien and left-handed pitcher Danny Young had been promoted from Triple-A Tacoma to the Mariners. RHP Matt Brash was demoted to the Rainiers together with RHP Matt Bush, who cleared waivers and went straight to Tacoma. LHP Nick Margevicius was designated for project and RHP Matt Festa was positioned on the 15-day injured checklist (IL) as a result of tendinitis in his proper elbow.
O’Brien was acquired in a commerce from the Cincinnati Reds earlier in April. In his 5 appearances with the Rainiers, the right-hander from Shoreline, Washington didn’t hand over any earned runs in virtually six innings pitched, tallying seven strikeouts throughout that point.
Young is getting his first name as much as the massive leagues after showing in 9 video games for Tacoma. Young had one save and gave up seven earned runs in 9 innings pitched, tallying 15 strikeouts throughout that point.
In 5 begins this 12 months, Brash went 1-3 with a 7.65 ERA. The 23-year-old walked 17 batters, placing out 19 batters in the identical stretch. The top-100 prospect (#45 on Baseball America and #98 on MLB Pipeline) made his MLB debut on April 12 towards the Chicago White Sox, the place he threw 5.1 innings, placing out six batters and giving up solely two earned runs on 4 hits.
Before being positioned on the IL, Festa threw in 11 video games for the M’s, placing out 20 batters, which is ranked third highest in all of the majors. Festa went 0-0 with a 5.25 ERA earlier than being positioned on the IL.
Margevicius gave up 17 earned runs in 12 innings pitched for the Rainiers, including 11 strikeouts earlier than getting DFA’d.
Koch heads again to the Rainiers after being DFA’d himself on April 29, efficiently clearing waivers. In 4 appearances this 12 months, the 31-year-old pitcher posted a 0-0 report with a 8.41 ERA.
The 12-13 Mariners tackle the 15-10 Tampa Bay Rays Thursday evening at Safeco Park. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m.
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