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Mariners activate RHP Nick Vincent from the 10-day DL

Seattle options RHP Ryan Cook to AAA Tacoma

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

•    Nick Vincent, RHP, returned from rehab assignment at AA Arkansas and activated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Ryan Cook, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.  

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

•    Nick Vincent, RHP, returned from rehab assignment at AA Arkansas and activated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Ryan Cook, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.  

Vincent (#50) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (4:10 pm PT / 7:10 pm ET) game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. 

Vincent, 31 (turns 32 on July 12), was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 27 with a strained right groin. He began a rehab assignment with AA Arkansas on June 18, where he allowed 1 hit in 1.0 scoreless inning in a start on June 18 at Northwest Arkansas. In 25 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, Vincent is 3-1 with 10 holds and a 4.09 ERA (10 ER, 22.0 IP). The 6-foot, 187-pound right-hander has struck out 23 and walked 6. In his last 13 outings prior to going on the disabled list (4/28-5/26), he went 2-1 with 5 holds and a 2.13 ERA (3 ER, 12.2 IP) while recording 12 strikeouts and 3 walks. 

Vincent is in his 3rd season 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). In parts of 7 Major League seasons with the Padres (2012-15) and Mariners (2016-c), he is 19-14 with 4 saves and a 3.08 ERA (102 ER, 297.2 IP) with 299 strikeouts and 73 walks in 315 games. 

Cook, 30, is 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA (7 ER, 9.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 6 walks in 11 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. He was selected from AAA Tacoma on May 17 and was unscored upon in his first 5 outings (5/17-29), allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 6 in 4.2 scoreless innings. Since May 30, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound right-hander has allowed at least 1 run in 4 of his last 6 appearances, including 3 outings in which he allowed 2 runs. During that span (5/30-c), he is 1-1 with a 13.50 ERA (7 ER, 4.2 IP), allowing 8 hits (3 home runs) and 5 walks while striking out 8. Prior to being selected by the Mariners, he was 0-1 with 2 saves and a 2.03 ERA (3 ER, 13.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts and 3 walks with AAA Tacoma this season. 

Cook has appeared in parts of 6 Major League seasons with Arizona (2011), Oakland (2012-15), Boston (2015) and Seattle (2018-c), compiling a record of 14-13 with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA (86 ER, 216.1 IP) while striking out 224 and walking 95. The native of Clovis, CA, signed a 2-year minor league contract with the Mariners on Nov. 14, 2016. He missed the entire 2017 season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on Oct. 20, 2016. He was originally selected by the Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University of Southern California. 

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Mariners sign 33 of 40 picks from 2018 MLB Draft

9 of top 10 and 29 of top 30 draft picks have signed professional contracts

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club has signed 33 of its 40 picks from the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Beau Branton (inf), a 28th round selection from Stanford University, is the latest 2018 draft pick to sign with the Mariners. 

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club has signed 33 of its 40 picks from the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

Beau Branton (inf), a 28th round selection from Stanford University, is the latest 2018 draft pick to sign with the Mariners. 

All Major League teams have until July 6, 2018 (2:00 p.m. PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility. 

The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 3 catchers, 11 infielders (6 2B, SS, 1 3B) and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 7 high school players.
 

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Mariners sign pair of Pacific Rim left-handers

Amateurs Jing-Yu Chang (Taiwan) & Blake Townsend (Australia) sign with Seattle.

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners Director of International Scouting Tim Kissner announced today that the club has signed two left-handed pitchers from the Pacific Rim: Jing-Yu Chang of Taiwan and Blake Townsend of Australia.

Chang, 18, is from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. He graduated from Kao Yuan Technology and Commerce High School. He led Kao Yuan Tech to the prestigious E SUN CUP National High School Championship and was the winning pitcher in the title game. Chang is a member of the Taiwanese National U-18 Team that will be participating in the Asia U-18 Tournament in Miyazaki, Japan, in September.

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners Director of International Scouting Tim Kissner announced today that the club has signed two left-handed pitchers from the Pacific Rim: Jing-Yu Chang of Taiwan and Blake Townsend of Australia.

Chang, 18, is from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. He graduated from Kao Yuan Technology and Commerce High School. He led Kao Yuan Tech to the prestigious E SUN CUP National High School Championship and was the winning pitcher in the title game. Chang is a member of the Taiwanese National U-18 Team that will be participating in the Asia U-18 Tournament in Miyazaki, Japan, in September.

"Our scouts Sam Kao and Ted Heid did a tremendous job identifying Jing-Yu Chang as a prospect who will benefit greatly from our High Performance group and player development," Kissner said. "We are very excited to add an athletic left-handed starting pitcher, who has a very good, durable body, clean arm action, repeatable delivery, feel for the strike zone and ability to spin a curve ball. We talk about prospects with upside and projection, and Chang fits the mold perfectly."

"Jing-Yu is a bright young man with an advanced feel for pitching and has performed at an extremely high level both within Taiwan and in International competition," Heid added.

Townsend, 17, is from Traralgon, Victoria, Australia. He trains with his local Traralgon Red Sox Baseball Club in the winter, and with the Waverley Wildcats during the summer. He was a part of the Australian National Team at the U-15 Baseball World Cup in Iwaki, Japan in 2016. In April of this year, he toured Arizona with the Australian U-18 National Team and pitched against Major League extended Spring Training teams.

"Hats off to Ted Heid, Tim Ballard and Tristan Loetzsch for their work in signing Blake," Kissner said. "A young lefty from Australia who profiles as a starting pitcher. We are excited about his upside once he begins working with our player development group. Watching him pitch in January, I was very impressed with his extreme competitiveness on the mound, while throwing a ton of strikes."

"Blake is a very athletic pitcher with a passion for pitching in big games," Heid added. "We expect Blake will be the next great Mariner left-hander from Australia, following in the footsteps of Ryan Rowland-Smith, Travis Blackley and Craig Anderson."

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Mariners activate RHP Juan Ncasio and C Chris Herrmann from the 10-day DL

Seattle options RHP Rob Whalen and C David Freitas to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
 
·   Juan Nicasio, RHP, activated from the 10-day disabled list.
· Chris Herrmann, C, returned from rehab assignment at AAA Tacoma and activated from the 10-day disabled list.
· Rob Whalen, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 6/17).
· David Freitas, C, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 6/17).
 
Nicasio (#12) and Herrmann (#26) will be in uniform and available for tomorrow's (7:05 pm ET / 4:05 pm PT) game at the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
 
Nicasio, 31, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 8 (retro to 6/7) with right knee effusion. He is 1-3 with 14 holds and a 5.34 ERA (17 ER, 28.2 IP) with 37 strikeouts and 2 walks in 30 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. At the time of his placement on the DL, Nicasio was tied for the American League lead in holds, while ranking 4th among Major League relievers with an 18.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio (37 K, 2 BB). Prior to allowing 4 earned runs without retiring a batter June 6 at Houston, he had not allowed a run in his previous 8 games (May 18-June 5). In those 8 games, he tossed 9.0 innings, while allowing just 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 16 strikeouts (29 batters faced). Seattle is 25-5 when he appears in a game this season.
 
In 2017, Nicasio tied for the National League lead with a career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61). He has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015), Pittsburgh (2016-17), Philadelphia (2017), St. Louis (2017) and Seattle (2018) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. He has a career mark of 38-40 with 7 saves and a 4.58 ERA (335 ER, 658.1 IP) in 299 career games (82 starts).
 
Herrmann, 30, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 30 (retro to 5/28) with a strained right oblique. He began a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma on June 14, where he went 2-for-12 (.167) with 2 runs, 1 double, 2 RBI and 2 walks. The 6-foot, 200-pound catcher has appeared in 1 game with Seattle this season. He was recalled from AAA Tacoma on May 27 and started that day's game, collecting 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Prior to being recalled by the Mariners, he hit .266 (33x124) with 24 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 22 RBI and 34 walks in 37 games with the Rainiers. At the time of his recall, Herrmann ranked 2nd in the PCL and T8th in all of MiLB with 34 walks. Among all qualifying catcher in the PCL at the time of his recall, he ranked 4th, throwing out 35.0% of attempted base runners (7 CS, 13 SB). Herrmann signed as a Minor League Free Agent with Seattle on April 5, 2018 after being designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 25 and released on March 28.
 
Herrmann is a 6-year Major League veteran with the Minnesota Twins (2012-15), Arizona Diamondbacks (2016-17) and Seattle (2018). He was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Drafter out of Alvin Community (TX) College. He appeared in 7 games with the Twins in 2012, including making his Major League debut on Sept. 16 vs. the White Sox (0x1). In parts of 6 Major League seasons, he is batting .202 (148x731) with 93 runs scored, 27 doubles, 5 triples, 22 home runs, 88 RBI and 75 stolen bases in 305 career games.
 
Whalen, 24, made 1 relief appearance with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 14. He worked 4.0 scoreless innings in the Mariners 7-6 comeback win on June 15 vs. Boston, retiring 12 of the 14 batters he faced (1 H, 1 BB). Prior to his recall, he was 7-3 with a 4.50 ERA (36 ER, 72.0 IP) with 62 strikeouts and 25 walks in 13 starts with AAA Tacoma.
 
Whalen was acquired by the Mariners from Atlanta along with Max Povse (rhp) in exchange for Alex Jackson (of) and Tyler Pike (lhp) on Nov. 28, 2016. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 2016, going 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER, 24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 5 starts. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Braves (2016) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA (23 ER, 36.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 8 games (6 starts). The native of Stroudsburg, PA, was originally selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City High School (Haines City, FL.).
 
Freitas, 29, went 3-for-14 with 2 runs and 1 RBI in 4 games with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on May 30. He has appeared in 2 stints with Seattle this season: March 30 -- May 27 and May 30 -- June 18. Overall, he is batting .217 (13x60) with 7 runs, 4 doubles, 3 RBI and 7 walks in 23 games with the Mariners this season. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound catcher hit .286 (8x28) with 4 doubles and 1 RBI in his first 11 games this season, but was limited to a .111 (2x18) mark with 1 RBI in 8 games from April 22-May 24. He was optioned to AAA Tacoma on Sunday (May 27) and appeared in two games with the Rainiers.
 
Freitas was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Atlanta on October 27, 2017. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Braves (2017) and Mariners (2018), he is batting .221 (17x77) with 9 runs, 6 doubles, 5 RBI and 7 walks in 29 games. He was originally selected by Washington in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
 
·   Juan Nicasio, RHP, activated from the 10-day disabled list.
· Chris Herrmann, C, returned from rehab assignment at AAA Tacoma and activated from the 10-day disabled list.
· Rob Whalen, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 6/17).
· David Freitas, C, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 6/17).
 
Nicasio (#12) and Herrmann (#26) will be in uniform and available for tomorrow's (7:05 pm ET / 4:05 pm PT) game at the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
 
Nicasio, 31, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on June 8 (retro to 6/7) with right knee effusion. He is 1-3 with 14 holds and a 5.34 ERA (17 ER, 28.2 IP) with 37 strikeouts and 2 walks in 30 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. At the time of his placement on the DL, Nicasio was tied for the American League lead in holds, while ranking 4th among Major League relievers with an 18.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio (37 K, 2 BB). Prior to allowing 4 earned runs without retiring a batter June 6 at Houston, he had not allowed a run in his previous 8 games (May 18-June 5). In those 8 games, he tossed 9.0 innings, while allowing just 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 16 strikeouts (29 batters faced). Seattle is 25-5 when he appears in a game this season.
 
In 2017, Nicasio tied for the National League lead with a career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61). He has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015), Pittsburgh (2016-17), Philadelphia (2017), St. Louis (2017) and Seattle (2018) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. He has a career mark of 38-40 with 7 saves and a 4.58 ERA (335 ER, 658.1 IP) in 299 career games (82 starts).
 
Herrmann, 30, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on May 30 (retro to 5/28) with a strained right oblique. He began a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma on June 14, where he went 2-for-12 (.167) with 2 runs, 1 double, 2 RBI and 2 walks. The 6-foot, 200-pound catcher has appeared in 1 game with Seattle this season. He was recalled from AAA Tacoma on May 27 and started that day's game, collecting 1 hit in 4 at-bats. Prior to being recalled by the Mariners, he hit .266 (33x124) with 24 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 22 RBI and 34 walks in 37 games with the Rainiers. At the time of his recall, Herrmann ranked 2nd in the PCL and T8th in all of MiLB with 34 walks. Among all qualifying catcher in the PCL at the time of his recall, he ranked 4th, throwing out 35.0% of attempted base runners (7 CS, 13 SB). Herrmann signed as a Minor League Free Agent with Seattle on April 5, 2018 after being designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks on March 25 and released on March 28.
 
Herrmann is a 6-year Major League veteran with the Minnesota Twins (2012-15), Arizona Diamondbacks (2016-17) and Seattle (2018). He was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Drafter out of Alvin Community (TX) College. He appeared in 7 games with the Twins in 2012, including making his Major League debut on Sept. 16 vs. the White Sox (0x1). In parts of 6 Major League seasons, he is batting .202 (148x731) with 93 runs scored, 27 doubles, 5 triples, 22 home runs, 88 RBI and 75 stolen bases in 305 career games.
 
Whalen, 24, made 1 relief appearance with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 14. He worked 4.0 scoreless innings in the Mariners 7-6 comeback win on June 15 vs. Boston, retiring 12 of the 14 batters he faced (1 H, 1 BB). Prior to his recall, he was 7-3 with a 4.50 ERA (36 ER, 72.0 IP) with 62 strikeouts and 25 walks in 13 starts with AAA Tacoma.
 
Whalen was acquired by the Mariners from Atlanta along with Max Povse (rhp) in exchange for Alex Jackson (of) and Tyler Pike (lhp) on Nov. 28, 2016. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 2016, going 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER, 24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 5 starts. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Braves (2016) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 1-3 with a 5.75 ERA (23 ER, 36.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 15 walks in 8 games (6 starts). The native of Stroudsburg, PA, was originally selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City High School (Haines City, FL.).
 
Freitas, 29, went 3-for-14 with 2 runs and 1 RBI in 4 games with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on May 30. He has appeared in 2 stints with Seattle this season: March 30 -- May 27 and May 30 -- June 18. Overall, he is batting .217 (13x60) with 7 runs, 4 doubles, 3 RBI and 7 walks in 23 games with the Mariners this season. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound catcher hit .286 (8x28) with 4 doubles and 1 RBI in his first 11 games this season, but was limited to a .111 (2x18) mark with 1 RBI in 8 games from April 22-May 24. He was optioned to AAA Tacoma on Sunday (May 27) and appeared in two games with the Rainiers.
 
Freitas was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Atlanta on October 27, 2017. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Braves (2017) and Mariners (2018), he is batting .221 (17x77) with 9 runs, 6 doubles, 5 RBI and 7 walks in 29 games. He was originally selected by Washington in the 15th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

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Mariners sign first round pick Logan Gilbert

9 of top 10 and 28 of top 30 draft picks have signed professional contracts

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club has signed its top selection, right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert, from the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
 
The Mariners have also signed 9th round pick Keegan McGovern (of) and 24th round pick Benjamin Onyshko (lhp). In all, 32 of the Mariners 40 draft picks have signed contracts. The 32 signings include 9 of the top 10 selections and 28 of the top 30.
 
All Major League teams have until July 6, 2018 (2:00 p.m. PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility.
 
Gilbert, 21, was named ASUN (Atlantic Sun Conference) Pitcher of the Year and received ASUN 1st-Team All-Conference honors in 2017. He received All-America honors from both Perfect Game (3rd-Team) and Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team), and was selected preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team) and Perfect Game (1st-Team) prior to his junior year in 2018.
 
As a junior in 2018, Gilbert has posted a 2.72 ERA (34 ER, 112.1 IP) while going 11-2 with 163 strikeouts and 25 walks in 16 starts. His 163 strikeouts lead NCAA Division-I baseball this season, while his 0.85 WHIP is 7th-best.
 
Over the course of three seasons with Stetson University, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander posted a 23-3 record with a 2.48 ERA (69 ER, 250.2 IP) with 313 strikeouts and 77 walks in 52 games (33 starts) while allowing only 11 home runs. He was named ASUN Pitcher of the Week twice in 2017, and was recognized by Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and College Sports Madness as National Pitcher of the Week after falling 3 outs short of a no-hitter in a complete-game shutout vs. Florida Golf Coast on April 9, 2017. He tallied 18 strikeouts in the shutout, the 3rd-most strikeouts in a game by any Division-I pitcher in 2017.
 
In the summer of 2017, he played as a member of the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod Collegiate League where he earned the Thomas Yankus Pitching Award and was named to the All-League team. He went 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA over 37.1 innings in 9 games (8 starts) with 39 strikeouts and 6 walks with the Firebirds.
 
Prior to his time at Stetson, Gilbert was ranked among the top 75 prospects in the state of Florida and the top 500 prospects in the nation by Perfect Game. He received honorable mention All-America and All-Florida from Rawlings-Perfect Game.
 
The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 3 catchers, 11 infielders (6 2B, 4 SS, 1 3B) and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 7 high school players.

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club has signed its top selection, right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert, from the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
 
The Mariners have also signed 9th round pick Keegan McGovern (of) and 24th round pick Benjamin Onyshko (lhp). In all, 32 of the Mariners 40 draft picks have signed contracts. The 32 signings include 9 of the top 10 selections and 28 of the top 30.
 
All Major League teams have until July 6, 2018 (2:00 p.m. PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility.
 
Gilbert, 21, was named ASUN (Atlantic Sun Conference) Pitcher of the Year and received ASUN 1st-Team All-Conference honors in 2017. He received All-America honors from both Perfect Game (3rd-Team) and Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team), and was selected preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team) and Perfect Game (1st-Team) prior to his junior year in 2018.
 
As a junior in 2018, Gilbert has posted a 2.72 ERA (34 ER, 112.1 IP) while going 11-2 with 163 strikeouts and 25 walks in 16 starts. His 163 strikeouts lead NCAA Division-I baseball this season, while his 0.85 WHIP is 7th-best.
 
Over the course of three seasons with Stetson University, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander posted a 23-3 record with a 2.48 ERA (69 ER, 250.2 IP) with 313 strikeouts and 77 walks in 52 games (33 starts) while allowing only 11 home runs. He was named ASUN Pitcher of the Week twice in 2017, and was recognized by Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America and College Sports Madness as National Pitcher of the Week after falling 3 outs short of a no-hitter in a complete-game shutout vs. Florida Golf Coast on April 9, 2017. He tallied 18 strikeouts in the shutout, the 3rd-most strikeouts in a game by any Division-I pitcher in 2017.
 
In the summer of 2017, he played as a member of the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod Collegiate League where he earned the Thomas Yankus Pitching Award and was named to the All-League team. He went 2-2 with a 1.93 ERA over 37.1 innings in 9 games (8 starts) with 39 strikeouts and 6 walks with the Firebirds.
 
Prior to his time at Stetson, Gilbert was ranked among the top 75 prospects in the state of Florida and the top 500 prospects in the nation by Perfect Game. He received honorable mention All-America and All-Florida from Rawlings-Perfect Game.
 
The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 3 catchers, 11 infielders (6 2B, 4 SS, 1 3B) and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 7 high school players.

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Mariners RHP Mike Morin outrighted to AAA Tacoma

Morin was designated for assignment on Thursday

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced today the following roster move:
 
· Mike Morin, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
 
Morin was designated for assignment on Thursday, June 14. Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, remains at 39 players.
 
Morin, 27, made 2 relief appearances with the Mariners after being selected from AAA Tacoma on June 8. He posted a 4.50 ERA (1 ER, 2.0 IP) with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk over those 2 games with Seattle. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander worked 1.0 inning Wednesday, June 13 vs. the Angels, giving up 1 run after allowing a triple to lead off the 6th inning. Prior to being selected by the Mariners, Morin went 2-1 with 3 saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER, 25.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 6 walks in 20 outings with AAA Tacoma this season.
 
Morin was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2017. He has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2014-17), Kansas City (2017) and Seattle (2018), compiling a 10-8 mark with 1 save and a 4.60 ERA (88 ER, 172.0 IP) with 163 strikeouts and 49 walks in 185 games. The native of Andover, MN, was originally selected by the Angels in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of the University of North Carolina.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced today the following roster move:
 
· Mike Morin, RHP, outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
 
Morin was designated for assignment on Thursday, June 14. Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, remains at 39 players.
 
Morin, 27, made 2 relief appearances with the Mariners after being selected from AAA Tacoma on June 8. He posted a 4.50 ERA (1 ER, 2.0 IP) with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk over those 2 games with Seattle. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander worked 1.0 inning Wednesday, June 13 vs. the Angels, giving up 1 run after allowing a triple to lead off the 6th inning. Prior to being selected by the Mariners, Morin went 2-1 with 3 saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER, 25.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 6 walks in 20 outings with AAA Tacoma this season.
 
Morin was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2017. He has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2014-17), Kansas City (2017) and Seattle (2018), compiling a 10-8 mark with 1 save and a 4.60 ERA (88 ER, 172.0 IP) with 163 strikeouts and 49 walks in 185 games. The native of Andover, MN, was originally selected by the Angels in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of the University of North Carolina.

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Outfielder Eric Filia returned to Mariners; Seattle will send cash considerations to Boston Red Sox

Filia was named as the PTBNL on June 12; Seattle will substitute cash considerations to complete Elias trade.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced on Friday that the Red Sox have returned outfielder Eric Filia, who on June 12 was named as the player to be named later (PTBNL) to complete the April 23 trade with Boston. Seattle will instead send cash considerations to the Red Sox to complete the trade for left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias. 

Filia, 25, began the season with Double-A Arkansas on May 30. He recorded 5 multi-hit contest in 13 games with the Travelers, batting .426 (23x54) with 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI and 9 walks. 

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced on Friday that the Red Sox have returned outfielder Eric Filia, who on June 12 was named as the player to be named later (PTBNL) to complete the April 23 trade with Boston. Seattle will instead send cash considerations to the Red Sox to complete the trade for left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias. 

Filia, 25, began the season with Double-A Arkansas on May 30. He recorded 5 multi-hit contest in 13 games with the Travelers, batting .426 (23x54) with 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI and 9 walks. 

Filia was originally selected by Seattle out of UCLA in the 20th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In 3 minor league seasons with the Mariners, he's hit .343 (272x792) with 117 runs scored, 50 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs, 119 RBI, 114 walks and 19 stolen bases.

 

FILIA's PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR

CLUB

AVG

G

AB

R

H

TB

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SH

SF

HB

BB

SO

SB

CS

SLG

OBP

2016

Everett

.362

68

246

43

89

122

19

1

4

46

3

1

3

39

19

10

5

.496

.450

 

Tacoma

.000

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

.000

.500

2017

Modesto

.326

128

491

63

160

213

28

5

5

59

 

5

6

65

45

9

6

.434

.407

2018

Arkansas

.426

13

54

10

23

29

3

 

1

14

 

 

 

9

4

 

 

.537

.508

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Mariners recall RHP Nick Rumbelow and RHP Rob Whalen

Seattle options INF Daniel Vogelbach to Triple-A Tacoma; designates for assignment RHP Mike Morin

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

• Nick Rumbelow, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Rob Whalen, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Daniel Vogelbach, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
• Mike Morin, RHP, designated for assignment.

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

• Nick Rumbelow, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Rob Whalen, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
• Daniel Vogelbach, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
• Mike Morin, RHP, designated for assignment.

Rumbelow (#52) and Whalen (#63) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. Boston at Safeco Field.

Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, is now at 39 players.

The Mariners now have 7 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Morin to the minor leagues.

Rumbelow, 26, has recorded 3 scoreless relief appearances of 1.0 inning apiece with AAA Tacoma. He retired 9 of 11 batters faced, allowing 1 hit and 2 walks, while striking out 5. Rumbelow began the season on the AAA Tacoma disabled list with a brachial plexus injury before being reinstated on June 5.

The 6-foot, 190-pound right-hander was acquired by the Mariners from New York-AL in exchange for minor leaguers JP Sears (lhp) and Juan Then (rhp) on Nov. 18, 2017. Rumbelow split the 2017 season between AA Trenton and AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, where he was a combined 5-1 with 6 saves and a 1.12 ERA (5 ER, 40.1 IP) in 25 relief appearances. He averaged 10.04 strikeouts-per-9.0-innings (45 K, 40.1 IP) in 2017, while allowing just 21 hits and 11 walks for a 0.79 WHIP (11 BB, 21 H, 40.1 IP). He held opposing batters to a .150 (21x140) average against and did not allow a home run.

The native of Bullard, TX, was originally selected by New York-AL in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Louisiana State University. He made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2015, making 17 relief appearances and posting a 1-1 record with a 4.02 ERA (7 ER, 15.2 IP) with 15 strikeouts and 5 walks. In 2016 he made 1 appearance at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to being placed on the minor league disabled list on April 11 and missing the remainder of the season after undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on April 19.

Whalen, 24, has gone 7-3 with a 4.50 ERA (36 ER, 72.0 IP) with 62 strikeouts and 25 walks in 13 starts with AAA Tacoma this season. Over his last 7 starts (5/9-c), he is 4-1 with a 3.23 ERA (14 ER, 39.0 IP) with 32 strikeouts and 13 walks. Of his 13 starts this season, 7 have been quality starts.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound right-hander made 2 appearances, including 1 start, with the Mariners last season. He went 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA (5 ER, 7.1 IP). He began the 2017 season on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation before being activated and optioned to AAA Tacoma on April 27. He made 10 starts with the Rainiers last season.

Whalen was acquired by the Mariners from Atlanta along with Max Povse (rhp) in exchange for Alex Jackson (of) and Tyler Pike (lhp) on Nov. 28, 2016. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in 2016, going 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER, 24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 5 starts. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Braves (2016) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 1-3 with a 6.47 ERA (23 ER, 32.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 14 walks in 7 games (6 starts). The native of Stroudsburg, PA, was originally selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City High School (Haines City, FL.).

Morin, 27, made 2 relief appearances with the Mariners after being selected from AAA Tacoma on June 8. He posted a 4.50 ERA (1 ER, 2.0 IP) with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk over those 2 games with Seattle. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound right-hander worked 1.0 inning yesterday vs. the Angels, giving up 1 run after allowing a triple to lead off the 6th inning. Prior to being selected by the Mariners, Morin went 2-1 with 3 saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER, 25.0 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 6 walks in 20 outings with AAA Tacoma this season.

Morin was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2017. He has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2014-17), Kansas City (2017) and Seattle (2018), compiling a 10-8 mark with 1 save and a 4.60 ERA (88 ER, 172.0 IP) with 163 strikeouts and 49 walks in 185 games. The native of Andover, MN, was originally selected by the Angels in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of the University of North Carolina.

Vogelbach, 25, appeared in 1 game with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 8 for his 3rd stint with the Major League club this season. He went 1-for-2 with 1 RBI and 1 walk on June 8 at Tampa Bay. Overall this season, he is batting .210 (13x62) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 11 walks and a .347 on-base percentage in 23 games with the Mariners. He was named to his first career Opening Day roster prior to being optioned to AAA Tacoma post-game on April 25. In 32 games with the Rainiers this season, he is hitting .304 (34x112) with 9 doubles, 10 home runs, 24 RBI and 28 walks with only 18 strikeouts. He has an on-base percentage of .444 and is slugging .652 (1.095 OPS) in Tacoma.

Vogelbach made his Major League debut with Seattle in 2016, appearing in 8 games in September. He was acquired from Chicago-NL on July 20, 2016 along with Paul Blackburn (rhp) for Mike Montgomery (lhp) & Jordan Pries (rhp). In parts of 3 seasons with Seattle, he is batting .196 (20x102) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 2 HBP and 15 walks in 47 games. Vogelbach was originally selected by Chicago-NL in 2nd round of 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, FL). In eight minor league seasons, he is a career .287 (727x2529) hitter with 394 runs, 152 doubles, 7 triples, 110 home runs, 462 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage in 701 career games. Vogelbach was a mid-season All-Star Selection in the Pacific Coast League and won the Rainiers Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Community Service Award in 2017.

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Mariners & Chi Franciscan join MLB for prostate cancer awareness event on June 17

Two cancer survivors and their caregiver to be honored before Mariners vs. Red Sox Game

The Seattle Mariners and CHI Franciscan Health are paying tribute to two prostate cancer survivors and their care provider on Sunday, June 17, when the Mariners meet the Boston Red Sox. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

Keep Dad in the Game

The Seattle Mariners and CHI Franciscan Health are paying tribute to two prostate cancer survivors and their care provider on Sunday, June 17, when the Mariners meet the Boston Red Sox. Game time is 1:10 p.m.

Keep Dad in the Game

Sunday, Father's Day, is Major League Baseball's annual "Keep Dad in the Game" event to raise awareness in the fight against prostate cancer. Mariners and Red Sox players will wear symbolic blue ribbons on their jerseys, New Era caps with blue bills and blue wristbands. MLB Charities has pledged $50,000 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for research. Fans can join the cause by pledging a donation for each home run hit through June 17 at HomeRunChallenge.org.

Pregame Recognition

During a pregame ceremony, the Mariners and CHI Franciscan, the Mariners "Partner in Health," will recognize two longtime friends who coincidentally were diagnosed with prostate cancer a few months apart and were treated by Dr. Daniel Willis, a urologic surgeon at CHI Franciscan Health Tacoma.

Scott Vanderflute of Lakewood and Kelly Bolender of Gig Harbor met in the 1980s and bonded over their love of waterskiing. Kelly was a middle school shop teacher whose students often built skis as class projects. When he had questions about equipment, Kelly would often call Parkland Sports, a sporting goods store operated by Scott. Those calls sparked a decades long friendship.

Scott was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016 and was referred by his primary care physician to Dr. Willis.

"Dr. Willis was fabulous," said Scott. "Post-surgery, everything functions well and my quality of life is good. I hope people will be encouraged to seek information about prostate cancer, because there's a fair amount of misinformation out there.'

Kelly, who has a family and personal history with cancer, had been checked regularly for prostate cancer, but when his doctor retired, there was a gap of a few years between checkups. When Kelly told Scott about his diagnosis, he immediately recommended Dr. Willis.

"Dr. Willis is a brilliant surgeon, but perhaps more important is how deeply he cares," said Kelly. "He treated me like a good friend. He's caring and easy to talk to, and his goal was 100-percent dryness and 100-percent recovery. His belief in me and my recovery helped me believe."

CHI Franciscan offers screening for prostate cancer for men ages 55-years and older and those at high risk, particularly African-American men, who are urged to talk about the risks and benefits with their urologist or family doctor.

As the Mariners Partner in Health, CHI Franciscan Health is supporting the Mariners Prostate Cancer Awareness effort by inspiring fans to get screened and promote the importance of prevention. Fans can call 1-888-400-4740 to find a CHI Franciscan doctor. For more information about prevention and screenings visit CHI Franciscan's Prostate and Urological Services page.

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Mariners vs. Red Sox game on Sunday virtually sold out

Scattered single and standing room tickets available

Sunday's Seattle Mariners game against the Boston Red Sox is virtually sold out.

There are a limited number of scattered single tickets and Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets available. SRO tickets are $45 each and provide access to the ballpark but do not include an assigned seat.

Sunday's Seattle Mariners game against the Boston Red Sox is virtually sold out.

There are a limited number of scattered single tickets and Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets available. SRO tickets are $45 each and provide access to the ballpark but do not include an assigned seat.

Tickets are still available for Thursday, Friday and Saturday match-ups with the Red Sox.

Friday is the first postgame fireworks show, Saturday, game time 5:15 p.m., is Pride Night and the annual Fight Hunger food drive to benefit Northwest Harvest. Sunday, the first 10,000 dads will receive a Father's Day BBQ glove, courtesy of EQC. It's also Youth Baseball Day with eye black stickers for all kids 14 and younger.

With big crowds expected for the entire weekend series, fans are encouraged to arrive early and consider using CLEAR Lanes at the Home Plate and Left Field Gates. After a free, five minute enrollment, guests can begin using the CLEAR Lane immediately. Each enrolled fan can bring one adult guest and children under the age of 18 through the CLEAR Lane with them as long as everyone has valid game tickets. All guests will still go through bag screening and a metal detector.

The Mariners return to Safeco Field June 29 for a nine game homestand against the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels and Colorado Rockies. Tickets are available at Mariners.com/Tickets, the Safeco Field box office, Mariners Team Stores (4th & Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Southcenter and Alderwood Malls), and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS.

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Mariners sign 29 of 40 picks from 2018 MLB Draft

7 of top 10 and 25 of top 30 draft picks have signed professional contracts

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced Tuesday that the club has signed 29 of its 40 picks from the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The 29 signings include 7 of the top 10 selections and 25 of the top 30.

Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced Tuesday that the club has signed 29 of its 40 picks from the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

The 29 signings include 7 of the top 10 selections and 25 of the top 30.

All Major League teams have until July 6, 2018 (2:00 p.m. PT) to sign drafted players with remaining college eligibility.

The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 3 catchers, 11 infielders (6 2B, 4 SS, 1 3B) and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 7 high school players.

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Mariners trade OF Eric Filia to Boston Red Sox

Filia is the Player to be Named Later in April 23 trade with Red Sox in exchange for LHP Roenis Elias

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced that outfielder Eric Filia is the player to be named later from the April 23 trade with the Boston Red Sox. The Mariners acquired left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Filia.

Filia, 25, began the season with Double-A Arkansas on May 30. He recorded 5 multi-hit contest in 13 games with the Travelers, batting .426 (23x54) with 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI and 9 walks. Filia was originally selected by Seattle out of UCLA in the 20th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In 3 minor league seasons with the Mariners, he hit .343 (272x792) with 117 runs scored, 50 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs, 119 RBI, 114 walks and 19 stolen bases.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced that outfielder Eric Filia is the player to be named later from the April 23 trade with the Boston Red Sox. The Mariners acquired left-handed pitcher Roenis Elias from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Filia.

Filia, 25, began the season with Double-A Arkansas on May 30. He recorded 5 multi-hit contest in 13 games with the Travelers, batting .426 (23x54) with 10 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 14 RBI and 9 walks. Filia was originally selected by Seattle out of UCLA in the 20th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. In 3 minor league seasons with the Mariners, he hit .343 (272x792) with 117 runs scored, 50 doubles, 6 triples, 10 home runs, 119 RBI, 114 walks and 19 stolen bases.

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Mariners, KIRO Radio 97.3 FM & Northwest Harvest team up for food drive

Annual Fight Hunger food drive at Safeco Field scheduled for Saturday, June 16 vs. Boston Red Sox

The Seattle Mariners are once again joining with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and Northwest Harvest for the annual food and donations drive at Safeco Field known as Fight Hunger Night.

On Saturday, June 16, when the Mariners take on the Boston Red Sox, volunteers will be outside all the entrances to the ballpark accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food items. Game time on Saturday 5:15 p.m. (due to the FOX national television broadcast). Donations are also being accepted online at Northwestharvest.org.

The Seattle Mariners are once again joining with KIRO Radio 97.3 FM and Northwest Harvest for the annual food and donations drive at Safeco Field known as Fight Hunger Night.

On Saturday, June 16, when the Mariners take on the Boston Red Sox, volunteers will be outside all the entrances to the ballpark accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food items. Game time on Saturday 5:15 p.m. (due to the FOX national television broadcast). Donations are also being accepted online at Northwestharvest.org.

Northwest Harvest is the largest independent hunger relief agency in the state of Washington. One in eight Washingtonians lives in poverty and on average, Northwest Harvest provides over two million meals to those in need each month. Through partnerships and buying leverage, the agency is able to provide nutritious meals to a family of four for less than 25 cents per meal.

Suggested non-perishable food donations include oatmeal, whole grain pasta, canned vegetables, canned fruit, fish or meat, shelf-stable milk, baby formula, infant cereal, jarred baby food, powdered or canned milk. Cash donations are also appreciated as they allow Northwest Harvest to purchase fresh produce that supplements canned products available at food banks.

Northwest Harvest does not receive government funding and relies on donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and other organizations. For more information about Northwest Harvest, or to donate, call 206-625-0755 or log onto Northwestharvest.org.

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Mariners recall INF Daniel Vogelbach and select RHP Mike Morin from AAA Tacoma

RHP Juan Nicasio and RHP Dan Altavilla placed on 10-day dl

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced today the following roster moves:
 
· Mike Morin, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
· Daniel Vogelbach, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
· Juan Nicasio, RHP, placed on 10-day DL (retroactive to June 7) with right knee effusion.
· Dan Altavilla, RHP, placed on 10-day DL (retroactive to June 7) with right elbow UCL sprain.
 
Vogelbach (#20) and Morin (#64) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm ET / 4:10 pm PT) game at the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
 
Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, is now at 40 players.
 
Morin, 27, will be making his Mariners debut when he appears in a game. He is 2-1, with 3 saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER, 25.0 IP) in 20 games with AAA Tacoma this season. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average against (10x51).
 
Morin was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2017. He was outrighted to AAA Tacoma on March 14. Mike has appeared in parts of four big league seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2014-17) and Kansas City (2017), compiling a 10-8 mark with 1 save and a 4.61 ERA (87 ER, 170.0 IP) in 183 games. He's struck out 160 while walking 48.
 
Vogelbach, 25, is in his third stint with Seattle this season. He went 1-for-6 with 1 run and 3 walks in 3 games with the Mariners from May 22-27. Overall this season, he is batting .200 (12x60) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 10 walks in 22 games with the Mariners. He was named to his first career Opening Day roster prior to being optioned to AAA Tacoma post-game on April 25. In 32 games with the Rainiers this season, he is hitting .304 (34x112) with 9 doubles, 10 home runs, 24 RBI and 28 walks with only 18 strikeouts. He has on-base percentage of .444 and is slugging .652 (1.095 OPS) in Tacoma.
 
Vogelbach made his Major League debut with Seattle in 2016, appearing in 8 games in September. He was acquired from Chicago-NL on July 20, 2016 along with Paul Blackburn (rhp) for Mike Montgomery (lhp) & Jordan Pries (rhp). In parts of 3 seasons with Seattle, he is batting .190 (19x100) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 2 HBP and 14 walks in 46 games. Vogelbach was originally selected by Chicago-NL in 2nd round of 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, FL). In eight minor league seasons, he is a career .287 (727x2529) hitter with 394 runs, 152 doubles, 7 triples, 110 home runs, 462 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage in 701 career games. Vogelbach was a mid-season All-Star Selection in the Pacific Coast League and won the Rainiers Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Community Service Award in 2017.
 
Nicasio, 31, is 1-3 with an AL-high 14 holds and a 5.34 ERA (17 ER, 28.2 IP). Juan ranks fourth among all MLB relievers with an 18.50 strikeout to walk ratio (37 SO, 2 BB). Prior to allowing 4 earned runs without retiring a batter June 6 at Houston, he had not allowed a run in his previous 8 games (May 18-June 5). In those 8 games, he tossed 9.0 innings, while allowing just 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 16 strikeouts (29 batters faced). Seattle is 25-5 when he appears in a game this season.
 
In 2017, Nicasio tied for the NL lead with a career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61). He has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015), Pittsburgh (2016-17), Philadelphia (2017), St. Louis (2017) and Seattle (2018) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. He has a career mark of 38-40 with 7 saves and a 4.58 ERA (335 ER, 658.1 IP) in 299 career games (82 starts).
 
Altavilla, 25, is making his second trip to the disabled list this season. He was previously on the DL May 1-12 with right AC joint inflammation. In addition he was optioned to AAA Tacoma May 23-27. In 22 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 3-2 with 5 holds and a 2.61 ERA (6 ER, 20.2 IP). He has struck out 23 and walked 15 while limiting opponents to a .162 (11x68) average against. In his last 9 games (May 12-June 6), Dan is 1-0 with 1 hold and a 0.00 ERA (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 7 SO), including tossing a shutout inning June 6 at Houston in his last outing. He went 1-1 with 2 holds and a 1.29 ERA (1 ER, 7.0 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 3 walks in his first 7 outings of the season (3/29-4/14), but was 1-1 with 2 holds and an 8.44 ERA (5 ER, 5.1 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 6 walks in 6 games from April 17 to April 29 prior to being placed on the DL for the first time this season.
 
Over parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2016-current), he is 4-3 with a 3.28 ERA (29 ER, 79.2 IP) with 85 strikeouts and 36 walks in 78 relief appearances.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced today the following roster moves:
 
· Mike Morin, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
· Daniel Vogelbach, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
· Juan Nicasio, RHP, placed on 10-day DL (retroactive to June 7) with right knee effusion.
· Dan Altavilla, RHP, placed on 10-day DL (retroactive to June 7) with right elbow UCL sprain.
 
Vogelbach (#20) and Morin (#64) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm ET / 4:10 pm PT) game at the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
 
Seattle's Major League, 40-man roster, is now at 40 players.
 
Morin, 27, will be making his Mariners debut when he appears in a game. He is 2-1, with 3 saves and a 3.24 ERA (9 ER, 25.0 IP) in 20 games with AAA Tacoma this season. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .196 batting average against (10x51).
 
Morin was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Kansas City on Dec. 8, 2017. He was outrighted to AAA Tacoma on March 14. Mike has appeared in parts of four big league seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2014-17) and Kansas City (2017), compiling a 10-8 mark with 1 save and a 4.61 ERA (87 ER, 170.0 IP) in 183 games. He's struck out 160 while walking 48.
 
Vogelbach, 25, is in his third stint with Seattle this season. He went 1-for-6 with 1 run and 3 walks in 3 games with the Mariners from May 22-27. Overall this season, he is batting .200 (12x60) with 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 RBI and 10 walks in 22 games with the Mariners. He was named to his first career Opening Day roster prior to being optioned to AAA Tacoma post-game on April 25. In 32 games with the Rainiers this season, he is hitting .304 (34x112) with 9 doubles, 10 home runs, 24 RBI and 28 walks with only 18 strikeouts. He has on-base percentage of .444 and is slugging .652 (1.095 OPS) in Tacoma.
 
Vogelbach made his Major League debut with Seattle in 2016, appearing in 8 games in September. He was acquired from Chicago-NL on July 20, 2016 along with Paul Blackburn (rhp) for Mike Montgomery (lhp) & Jordan Pries (rhp). In parts of 3 seasons with Seattle, he is batting .190 (19x100) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 2 HBP and 14 walks in 46 games. Vogelbach was originally selected by Chicago-NL in 2nd round of 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Verot High School (Fort Myers, FL). In eight minor league seasons, he is a career .287 (727x2529) hitter with 394 runs, 152 doubles, 7 triples, 110 home runs, 462 RBI and a .393 on-base percentage in 701 career games. Vogelbach was a mid-season All-Star Selection in the Pacific Coast League and won the Rainiers Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Community Service Award in 2017.
 
Nicasio, 31, is 1-3 with an AL-high 14 holds and a 5.34 ERA (17 ER, 28.2 IP). Juan ranks fourth among all MLB relievers with an 18.50 strikeout to walk ratio (37 SO, 2 BB). Prior to allowing 4 earned runs without retiring a batter June 6 at Houston, he had not allowed a run in his previous 8 games (May 18-June 5). In those 8 games, he tossed 9.0 innings, while allowing just 3 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks and 16 strikeouts (29 batters faced). Seattle is 25-5 when he appears in a game this season.
 
In 2017, Nicasio tied for the NL lead with a career-high 76 appearances and was T9th in NL in holds (21), 12th among relievers in WHIP (1.08) and 14th in ERA (2.61). He has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with Colorado (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015), Pittsburgh (2016-17), Philadelphia (2017), St. Louis (2017) and Seattle (2018) after originally signing with Colorado as a non-drafted free agent on Aug. 21, 2006. He has a career mark of 38-40 with 7 saves and a 4.58 ERA (335 ER, 658.1 IP) in 299 career games (82 starts).
 
Altavilla, 25, is making his second trip to the disabled list this season. He was previously on the DL May 1-12 with right AC joint inflammation. In addition he was optioned to AAA Tacoma May 23-27. In 22 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 3-2 with 5 holds and a 2.61 ERA (6 ER, 20.2 IP). He has struck out 23 and walked 15 while limiting opponents to a .162 (11x68) average against. In his last 9 games (May 12-June 6), Dan is 1-0 with 1 hold and a 0.00 ERA (8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 6 BB, 7 SO), including tossing a shutout inning June 6 at Houston in his last outing. He went 1-1 with 2 holds and a 1.29 ERA (1 ER, 7.0 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 3 walks in his first 7 outings of the season (3/29-4/14), but was 1-1 with 2 holds and an 8.44 ERA (5 ER, 5.1 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 6 walks in 6 games from April 17 to April 29 prior to being placed on the DL for the first time this season.
 
Over parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2016-current), he is 4-3 with a 3.28 ERA (29 ER, 79.2 IP) with 85 strikeouts and 36 walks in 78 relief appearances.

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Mariners make 30 selections on day three of 2018 MLB Draft

Mariners select 40 players combined in three days of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club selected 40 players in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by their first pick, right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert, who was the 14th overall selection in the draft.

 

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Director of Amateur Scouting Scott Hunter announced today that the club selected 40 players in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, highlighted by their first pick, right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert, who was the 14th overall selection in the draft.

 

The Mariners selected 21 pitchers, 3 catchers, 11 infielders (6 2B, 4 SS, 1 3B) and 5 outfielders. Seattle selected 33 college players and 7 high school players.

 

Outfielder Josh Stowers (2nd round/54th overall) from the University of Louisville was the Mariners first college position player, while second baseman Jack Montgomery (38th round/1138th overall) was the first and only high school position player drafted by Seattle. Of the 19 position players selected, 9 are right-handed hitters, 8 are left-handed hitters and 2 are switch hitters.

 

Seattle selected 21 pitchers in the draft: 15 right-handed pitchers and 6 left-handed pitchers. Right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert (1st round/14th overall) from Stetson University was the first college pitcher selected by the Mariners, while right-handed pitcher Damon Casetta-Stubbs (11th round/328th overall) out of King's Way Christian Schools in Vancouver, WA, was the first high school pitcher drafted by Seattle. In all, 15 of the 21 pitchers selected by Seattle were college pitchers.

 

The Mariners selected 33 college players in the draft, including each of the Mariners first 10 picks. At 17-years-old, left-handed pitcher Justin Wrobleski (36th round/1078th overall) out of Sequoyah High School in Georgia was the youngest player the Mariners selected.

 

In all Seattle selected players from hometowns in 17 states and 3 countries: Alabama (2), California (3), Connecticut (1), Florida (5), Georgia (2), Hawaii (1), Illinois (3), Massachusetts (2), Minnesota (1), Missouri (1), Nebraska (1), New Jersey (2), New York (2), North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania (2), Texas (5), and Washington (1); Canada (2), Japan (1) and the United States (37).

 

The Mariners selected 1 player with ties to the Pacific Northwest in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft: right-handed pitcher Damon Casetta-Stubbs (11th round/328th overall) out of King's Way Christian Schools in Vancouver, WA. In 11 starts in his high school senior season in 2018, Casetta-Stubbs went 6-1 with a 0.68 ERA (5 ER, 51.1 IP) with 97 strikeouts and 7 walks. Prior to the season, he was preseason 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander threw a complete-game shutout in his final high school start, allowing just 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 12 in the Class 1A state semifinals. Casetta-Stubbs pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings in postseason play in his high school career.

 

Seattle selected two players with MLB connections: left-handed pitcher Rigo Beltran (31st round/928th overall) and right-handed pitcher Jacob Maton (39th round/1168th overall). Beltran is the son of Rigo Beltran, a left-handed pitcher who played in parts of 5 Major League seasons with St. Louis (1997), New York-NL (1998-99), Colorado (1999-2000) and Montreal (2004) and is currently the pitching coach for the Akron RubberDucks, the Cleveland Indians Double-A affiliate. In the 2018 season with Lynn University, the younger Beltran went 6-2 with a 3.18 ERA (31 ER, 87.2 IP) and 87 strikeouts. Maton is the brother of Phil Maton, a right-handed pitcher for the San Diego Padres

 

Seattle selected teammates from Stetson University in Florida, right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert (1st round) and left-handed pitcher Benjamin Onyshko (24th round). Onyshko, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, has made 20 appearances in 2018, 18 out of the bullpen. He has gone 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA (10 ER, 33.1 IP) with 12 walks and 42 strikeouts as a senior in 2018. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound southpaw collected a 7-7-1 record with a 4.23 ERA (65 ER, 138.1 IP), 86 walks and 161 strikeouts in 70 career appearances (18 starts) with Stetson.

 

The Mariners dedicated their 40th-round pick (David Rhodes, a right-handed pitcher from White Rock, British Columbia) to longtime scout Wayne Norton, who passed away in January. Norton, a native of Port Moody, British Columbia, covered Canada as a Mariners scout beginning in 2000.

 

The Mariners selected 10 players (rounds 3-10) on Tuesday afternoon. The Mariners also made two selections during the first day of the draft: right-handed pitcher Logan Gilbert (1st round/14th overall) and outfielder Josh Stowers (2nd round/54th overall).

 

Gilbert, 21, was named ASUN (Atlantic Sun Conference) Pitcher of the Year and received ASUN 1st-Team All-Conference honors in 2017. He received All-America honors from both Perfect Game (3rd-Team) and Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team), and was selected preseason All-America by Collegiate Baseball (2nd-Team) and Perfect Game (1st-Team) prior to his junio year in 2018. Over the course of three seasons with Stetson University, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound right-hander posted a 23-2 record with a 2.38 ERA (65 ER, 245.1 IP) with 307 strikeouts and 75 walks in 51 games (32 starts). His 157 strikeouts lead NCAA Division-I baseball this season. Stowers, 21, hit .336 (74x220) with 72 runs, 14 doubles, 4 triples, 9 home runs, 60 RBI, 52 walks, 36 stolen bases, a .477 on-base percentage and a .559 slugging percentage over 62 games in his recently-completed junior season with the Cardinals. Among NCAA Division-I leaders this season, the 6-foot, 205-pound outfielder ranked T3rd in stolen bases, T5th in runs and T13th in walks. The right-handed hitter hit safely in 50 of 62 games this season with Louisville, including 19 multi-hit games. In his collegiate career at Louisville, Stowers hit .323 (140x434) with 126 runs, 29 doubles, 7 triples, 15 home runs, 96 RBI, 85 walks, 60 stolen bases, a .449 on-base percentage and a .525 slugging percentage in 147 career games.

 

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