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Mariners acquire RHP Arquimedes Caminero from Pittsburgh

Pirates to receive Player to Be Named Later and a conditional Player to Be Named Later; RHP Blake Parker designated for assignment

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced that the Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player to Be Named Later and a conditional Player to Be Named Later. To make room on the Mariners Major League 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Blake Parker has been designated for assignment.

The Mariners now have 10 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Parker to the minors.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced that the Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a Player to Be Named Later and a conditional Player to Be Named Later. To make room on the Mariners Major League 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Blake Parker has been designated for assignment.

The Mariners now have 10 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Parker to the minors.

The Mariners 40-man roster remains full.

Caminero, 29, was 1-2 with 1 save and a 3.51 ERA (16 ER, 41.0 IP with 32 strikeouts in 39 relief appearances with Pittsburgh. In his last 21 appearances, he has a 2.13 ERA (6 ER, 25.1 IP) with 19 strikeouts since May 24. He made three rehab appearances with Indianapolis after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quad (May 25-June 11).

In parts of four Major League seasons, he is 6-4 with 1 save and a 3.86 ERA (58 ER, 135.1 IP) with 125 strikeouts in 131 games, all relief appearances, with Miami (2013-14) and Pittsburgh (2015-16). He was signed by the Florida Marlins as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2005.

Parker, 31, appeared in 1 game with Seattle this season, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in relief vs. Boston on Thursday (Aug. 4). In 38 appearances with AAA Tacoma this season, Parker was 1-2 with 19 saves with a 2.72 ERA (12 ER, 39.2 IP) with 56 strikeouts and 11 walks. In parts of 3 Major League seasons, he compiled a record of 2-3 with a 3.63 ERA (30 ER, 74.1 IP) with 85 strikeouts and 25 walks in 75 career appearances. Over 10 minor league seasons, Parker is 15-20 with a 2.85 ERA (134 ER, 423.0 IP) with 480 strikeouts and 192 walks in 333 career games with the Cubs and Mariners organizations. He was signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on Dec. 18, 2015.

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