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Mariners outright right-handed pitchers Erasmo Ramírez and Nick Vincent

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Friday the following roster moves:

·         Erasmo Ramírez, RHP, outrighted.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced Friday the following roster moves:

·         Erasmo Ramírez, RHP, outrighted.

·         Nick Vincent, RHP, outrighted.

Ramírez and Vincent have elected free agency.

Seattle's 40-man roster is now at 33 players.

Ramírez, 28, went 2-4 with a 6.50 ERA (33 ER, 45.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts and 12 walks in 10 starts with the Mariners in 2018. He started the season on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder-latissimus dorsi strain before being reinstated on April 22. The 5-10, 231-pound right-hander made 2 starts before landing on the disabled list again, going 0-2 with a 10.24 ERA (11 ER, 9.2 IP). He was on the 10-day DL from May 1- Aug. 12 with a right Teres Major strain. From Aug. 12-Sept. 9, Ramírez was 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA (12 ER, 29.1 IP) with 23 strikeouts and 8 walks in 6 starts. He combined for 7 starts on rehab assignments with high-A Modesto, AA Arkansas and AAA Tacoma, posting an overall record of 0-2 with a 2.45 ERA (7 ER, 25.2 IP) with 26 strikeouts and 4 walks.

In 7 Major League seasons with Seattle (2012-14, '17-18) and Tampa Bay (2015-17), Ramírez is 32-39 with 3 saves and a 4.36 ERA (309 ER, 637.2 IP) with 496 strikeouts and 181 walks in 192 games (92 starts). He was acquired by the Mariners from the Rays in exchange for RHP Steve Cishek on July 28, 2017. The native of Rivas, Nicaragua, was signed by Seattle in 2007 and made his Major League debut with the Mariners in 2012.

Vincent, 32, was 4-4 with 15 holds and a 3.99 ERA (25 ER, 56.1 IP) with 56 strikeouts and 15 walks in 62 games, including 1 start, with the Mariners in 2018. The 6-foot, 191-pound right-hander recorded at least 15 holds for the 3rd consecutive season, making him 1 of 6 pitchers with 15-or-more holds in each season since 2016. He made his first career Major League start on Aug. 21 vs. Houston, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings. From April 28 - May 26, Vincent was 2-1 with 5 holds and a 2.13 ERA (3 ER, 12.2 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 3 walks in 13 appearances before being placed on the disabled list. He was on the 10-day disabled list, May 27-June 22, with a strained right groin, including 1 start on a rehab assignment with AA Arkansas.

In parts of 7 Major League seasons with the Padres (2012-15) and Mariners (2016-18), Vincent is 20-17 with 4 saves and a 3.17 ERA (117 ER, 332.0 IP) with 332 strikeouts and 82 walks in 352 career games (1 start). He has spent the last 3 seasons with the Mariners after being acquired from San Diego in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on March 30, 2016 (sent cash considerations on July 1, 2016). The San Diego native made his Major League debut with the Padres on June 26, 2012 at Houston. He was selected by San Diego in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of Long Beach State University.

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