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Mariners claim lefty reliever Olmos from Marlins

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SEATTLE -- Edgar Olmos, a left-handed reliever in the Marlins' organization, was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Mariners.

Olmos, 24, went 3-3 with three saves and a 4.06 ERA in 51 appearances while splitting last season between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. Opponents hit .248 against the 6-foot-4 southpaw, and he totaled 30 walks and 60 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings.

SEATTLE -- Edgar Olmos, a left-handed reliever in the Marlins' organization, was claimed off waivers Thursday by the Mariners.

Olmos, 24, went 3-3 with three saves and a 4.06 ERA in 51 appearances while splitting last season between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans. Opponents hit .248 against the 6-foot-4 southpaw, and he totaled 30 walks and 60 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings.

Olmos just finished up in the Arizona Fall League, where he went 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 11 innings over nine games with the Salt River Rafters.

Olmos pitched five games in the Majors with the Marlins in 2013, posting an 0-1 record and 7.20 ERA in five innings. He was drafted by the Marlins in the third round of the 2008 Draft out of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and began his career as a starter. In seven Minor League seasons, he's 15-37 with a 4.50 ERA in 179 games, including 71 starts.

The addition of Olmos puts the Mariners' 40-man roster at 36, with more roster moves likely before Thursday's 9 p.m. PT deadline to protect players from being exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB as well as his Mariners Musings blog.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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