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Mariners claim RHP Chasen Bradford off waivers from New York-NL

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipotoannounced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford off waivers from the New York Mets.

Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster is now at 40 players.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipotoannounced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Chasen Bradford off waivers from the New York Mets.

Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster is now at 40 players.

Bradford, 28, was designated for assignment by New York-NL on Wednesday. He made his Major League debut with the Mets last season, going 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA (14 ER, 33.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in 28 relief appearances. With AAA Las Vegas, he was 1-1 with 11 saves and a 4.04 ERA (16 ER, 35.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts in 33 relief appearances. He made his Major League debut on June 25 at San Francisco, tossing 1.0 shutout inning.

In seven minor league seasons, he is 28-20 with 47 saves and a 3.48 ERA (151 ER, 391.0 IP) with 333 strikeouts in 307 appearances, all in relief. He was selected by New York-NL in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida. He graduated from Silverado (NV) High School in Las Vegas in 2008 where he earned First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Southern Nevada and First-Team All-Sunrise Region recognition while going 11-0 with a 0.65 ERA in 65.0 innings as a junior. He pitched two seasons at the College of Southern Nevada before pitching two seasons at the University of Central Florida.

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