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Mariners Outright RHP Tyler Cloyd to Triple-A Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd has been outrighted to AAA Tacoma. Cloyd was designated for assignment yesterday (June 21).

Cloyd, 30, made one appearance with the Mariners after being selected from Tacoma on June 2: he was the winning pitcher on June 9 in a 4-2 victory over the Jays after tossing 1.0 shutout inning. Cloyd was 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 5 starts with AAA Tacoma after having his contract purchased from the independent Atlantic League. He signed a minor league contract with Seattle on May 12 and was assigned to Tacoma. With the Somerset Patriots, he opened the season going 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA (2 ER, 12.0 IP) in three starts in the Atlantic League. In 2016, he opened the season with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York-AL organization where he was 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA (3 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 games including 3 starts before being placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on April 25 with a right elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd has been outrighted to AAA Tacoma. Cloyd was designated for assignment yesterday (June 21).

Cloyd, 30, made one appearance with the Mariners after being selected from Tacoma on June 2: he was the winning pitcher on June 9 in a 4-2 victory over the Jays after tossing 1.0 shutout inning. Cloyd was 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 5 starts with AAA Tacoma after having his contract purchased from the independent Atlantic League. He signed a minor league contract with Seattle on May 12 and was assigned to Tacoma. With the Somerset Patriots, he opened the season going 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA (2 ER, 12.0 IP) in three starts in the Atlantic League. In 2016, he opened the season with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York-AL organization where he was 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA (3 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 games including 3 starts before being placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on April 25 with a right elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.

In parts of 2 Major League seasons with Philadelphia (2012-13), was 4-9, 5.98 ERA (62 ER, 93.1 IP) with 71 strikeouts in 19 games, 17 starts. In 9 minor league seasons with Philadelphia (2008-13), Cleveland (2014), New York-AL (2016) and Seattle (2017), he has combined to go 65-40 with a 3.47 ERA (367 ER, 952.0 IP) with 753 strikeouts in 190 games including 145 starts. He spent the 2015 season with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization. He was selected by Philadelphia in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha (2006-07) where he was a two-time All-North Central Conference honoree and was twice named NCC Most Valuable Pitcher.
 

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