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Mariners select Christian Bergman from AAA Tacoma, option Dan Altavilla to AAA Tacoma

Bergman will join team for tonight's game in Baltimore

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

  • Christian Bergman, RHP, selected from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Dan Altavilla, RHP, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma (postgame Aug. 27).

Bergman, 29, will be in his third stint with Seattle this season. He was outrighted to Tacoma on Aug. 16 and had started a pair of games with the Rainiers prior to being selected today. He won Aug. 18 at Salt Lake, allowing 4 earned runs in 5.0 innings pitched, and was tagged with the loss on Aug. 24 at Fresno, allowing 5 earned runs in 1.2 innings pitched. Bergman tossed 5.0 shutout innings - including 4.0 scoreless innings Aug. 13 vs. LAA - during his last stint in Seattle, Aug. 12-13.

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

  • Christian Bergman, RHP, selected from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Dan Altavilla, RHP, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma (postgame Aug. 27).

Bergman, 29, will be in his third stint with Seattle this season. He was outrighted to Tacoma on Aug. 16 and had started a pair of games with the Rainiers prior to being selected today. He won Aug. 18 at Salt Lake, allowing 4 earned runs in 5.0 innings pitched, and was tagged with the loss on Aug. 24 at Fresno, allowing 5 earned runs in 1.2 innings pitched. Bergman tossed 5.0 shutout innings - including 4.0 scoreless innings Aug. 13 vs. LAA - during his last stint in Seattle, Aug. 12-13.

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 16 starts with AAA Tacoma, Bergman is 9-4 with a 5.34 ERA (51 ER, 86.0 IP) with 63 strikeouts and 18 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.

Altavilla, 24, worked a career-high 3.0 innings in yesterday's game at New York. He's had four different stints (April 3-21, May 6-10, May 14-July 3 and Aug. 22-27) with Seattle this season. Overall, Altavilla is 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA (21 ER, 32.2 IP) with 40 strikeouts and 17 walks in 31 relief appearances with the Mariners. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound right-hander has held opponents scoreless in 19-of-his-31 outings. He has allowed 22 runs (20 earned runs) over 16.0 innings of work in the other 12 games, including 6 outings of at least 2 runs allowed and 3 outings of 3-or-more runs allowed. Over his last Six appearances (6/24-8/27) he has posted a 2.08 ERA (2 ER, 8.2 IP) over 6 games. He earned his first career Major League win on April 6 at Houston, striking out 3 while giving up 1 hit in 1.0 scoreless inning of work.

Altavilla is 1-0 with 6 saves and a 1.61 ERA (4 ER, 22.1 IP) in 19 games overall with Tacoma, including posting a 1-0 mark with 6 saves and a 1.08 ERA (2 ER, 16.2 IP) in 15 games with Tacoma July 3-Aug. 21. He has limited opposing hitters to a .186 batting average against, and struck out 26 while walking 12.

The native of McKeesport, PA, made his Major League debut with Seattle last season on Aug. 27 at Chicago - AL. He did not allow a run in 15 games (12.1 IP) with the Mariners while striking out 10 and walking 1. In parts of 4 minor league seasons in the Mariners organization, he is 19-18 with 22 saves and a 3.53 ERA (115 ER, 293.1 IP) with 298 strikeouts and 121 walks. He was originally drafted by Seattle in the 5th round of the 2014 MLB Draft out of Mercyhurst (PA) College.

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