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Mariners pluck righty Bradford from waivers

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SEATTLE -- Chasen Bradford, a 28-year-old reliever with the Mets, was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.

Bradford was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday to make room for the signing of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The right-hander went 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA in 33 2/3 innings over 28 appearances last season after making his Major League debut in late June.

SEATTLE -- Chasen Bradford, a 28-year-old reliever with the Mets, was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday.

Bradford was designated for assignment by the Mets on Thursday to make room for the signing of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The right-hander went 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA in 33 2/3 innings over 28 appearances last season after making his Major League debut in late June.

Bradford spent half of 2017 with Triple-A Las Vegas, where he was 1-1 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 relief outings. Over seven Minor League seasons, he's gone 28-20 with 47 saves and a 3.48 ERA with 333 strikeouts in 391 innings after being drafted in the 35th round out of the University of Central Florida.

Bradford isn't a power arm, with a fastball in the 90-91 mph range, but he's posted strong ground-ball rates and low walk totals in his Minor League career.

Bradford's addition puts Seattle's 40-man roster at 40. The Mariners are less than a month from the start of Spring Training, with pitchers and catchers reporting to Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 14.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB.

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