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Mariners recall RHP Thyago Vieira from AAA Tacoma

RHP Christian Bergman optioned to AAA Tacoma

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

  • Thyago Vieira, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
  • Christian Bergman, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/13). 

Vieira (#40) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 p.m.) game vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field.
 
Vieira (pronounced "chee-AH-go" "vee-AIR-ah"), 24, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance. He earned 2 saves while posting a 3.18 ERA (4 ER, 11.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and 6 walks in 7 appearances with AAA Tacoma. Prior to being promoted to Tacoma on July 19, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-hander made 29 outings with AA Arkansas. He went 2-3 with 2 saves and a 3.72 ERA (15 ER, 36.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts and 15 walks. Overall, he is 2-3 with 4 saves and a 3.59 ERA (19 ER, 47.2 IP) while striking out 45 and walking 21 in 36 combined games. He struck out multiple batters in 10-of-his-29 outings with Arkansas and 3-of-his-7 games with Tacoma, including a season-high 5 strikeouts over 2.0 innings on April 22 vs. Springfield. Vieira was named to the World Team (Brazil) roster for the 2017 All-Star Futures Game. He struck out 1 while allowing 1 hit and 1 walk in 0.2 scoreless innings on July 9 vs. the U.S. Futures squad.
 
In 2016, he went 1-0 with 8 saves and a 2.84 ERA (14 ER, 44.1 IP) with 53 strikeouts and 18 walks in 34 games with advanced-A Bakersfield. His 8 saves ranked T9th in the California League. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 21, 2010. In parts of 7 minor league seasons with the Mariners, Vieira is 14-18 with 13 saves and a 4.53 ERA (143 ER, 284.1 IP) with 237 strikeouts and 146 walks in 144 career games (28 starts).
 
Bergman, 29, made 2 relief appearances with the Mariners since being selected from AAA Tacoma prior to Saturday's game. He combined for 5.0 scoreless innings in relief - including 4.0 scoreless innings yesterday vs. the Angels - scattering 2 hits and 1 hit batsman while striking out 3. Overall, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander is 4-4 with a 4.91 ERA (28 ER, 51.1 IP) with 33 strikeouts and 14 walks in 11 games (8 starts) over two stints (5/7-6/20 and 8/12-13) with Seattle this season. In 14 starts with AAA Tacoma, Bergman is 8-3 with a 4.88 ERA (43 ER, 79.1 IP) with 60 strikeouts and 16 walks.
 
In 4 Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), he is 11-13 with a 5.56 ERA (123 ER, 199.0 IP) with 123 strikeouts in 66 games (23 starts). He was selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

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

  • Thyago Vieira, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
  • Christian Bergman, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/13). 

Vieira (#40) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 p.m.) game vs. the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field.
 
Vieira (pronounced "chee-AH-go" "vee-AIR-ah"), 24, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance. He earned 2 saves while posting a 3.18 ERA (4 ER, 11.1 IP) with 10 strikeouts and 6 walks in 7 appearances with AAA Tacoma. Prior to being promoted to Tacoma on July 19, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound right-hander made 29 outings with AA Arkansas. He went 2-3 with 2 saves and a 3.72 ERA (15 ER, 36.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts and 15 walks. Overall, he is 2-3 with 4 saves and a 3.59 ERA (19 ER, 47.2 IP) while striking out 45 and walking 21 in 36 combined games. He struck out multiple batters in 10-of-his-29 outings with Arkansas and 3-of-his-7 games with Tacoma, including a season-high 5 strikeouts over 2.0 innings on April 22 vs. Springfield. Vieira was named to the World Team (Brazil) roster for the 2017 All-Star Futures Game. He struck out 1 while allowing 1 hit and 1 walk in 0.2 scoreless innings on July 9 vs. the U.S. Futures squad.
 
In 2016, he went 1-0 with 8 saves and a 2.84 ERA (14 ER, 44.1 IP) with 53 strikeouts and 18 walks in 34 games with advanced-A Bakersfield. His 8 saves ranked T9th in the California League. The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on Sept. 21, 2010. In parts of 7 minor league seasons with the Mariners, Vieira is 14-18 with 13 saves and a 4.53 ERA (143 ER, 284.1 IP) with 237 strikeouts and 146 walks in 144 career games (28 starts).
 
Bergman, 29, made 2 relief appearances with the Mariners since being selected from AAA Tacoma prior to Saturday's game. He combined for 5.0 scoreless innings in relief - including 4.0 scoreless innings yesterday vs. the Angels - scattering 2 hits and 1 hit batsman while striking out 3. Overall, the 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander is 4-4 with a 4.91 ERA (28 ER, 51.1 IP) with 33 strikeouts and 14 walks in 11 games (8 starts) over two stints (5/7-6/20 and 8/12-13) with Seattle this season. In 14 starts with AAA Tacoma, Bergman is 8-3 with a 4.88 ERA (43 ER, 79.1 IP) with 60 strikeouts and 16 walks.
 
In 4 Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), he is 11-13 with a 5.56 ERA (123 ER, 199.0 IP) with 123 strikeouts in 66 games (23 starts). He was selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft.

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