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Mariners select RHP Max Povse from AA Arkansas

RHP Rob Whalen optioned to AA Arkansas; LHP Dillon Overton designated for assignment

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

  • Max Povse, RHP, selected from AA Arkansas.
  • Rob Whalen, RHP, optioned to AA Arkansas.
  • Dillon Overton, LHP, designated for assignment.

Seattle now has 7 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Overton to the minors.
 
Povse will be in uniform (#68) and available for today's (12:05 PT) game at the Texas Rangers.
 
Povse, 23, has been limited to 9 appearances with AA Arkansas due to an injury this season. The 6-foot-8, right-handed pitcher, is 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA (15 ER, 39.0 IP) in 9 games, 8 starts with the Travelers. He has limited opponents to a .234 (34x145) average, while walking 14 and striking out 32. Povse opened the season, allowing only 1 run over his first 3 starts, going 3-0 with a 0.48 ERA (1 ER, 18.2 IP), including tossing a season-high 13.2 scoreless innings. He was on the 7-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, May 21-June 14.
 
Povse was acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Rob Whalen from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF Alex Jackson a Player to be Named Later (LHP Tyler Pike) on Nov. 28, 2016. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over four seasons in the minor leagues, he is 21-15 with a 3.57 ERA (128 ER, 322.1 IP) in 64 games, 62 starts.
 
Whalen, 23, was recalled yesterday (June 17) for his third stint with Seattle this season (also: May 6 and May 24-28). He tossed 2.0 shutout innings at the Rangers, striking out 2. He's appeared in 1 other game with the Mariners this season, taking the loss as the starting pitcher May 27 at Boston (5 ER, 5.1 IP). Rob made 7 starts with AAA Tacoma and was 0-4, with a 5.08 ERA (22 ER, 39.0 IP). Whalen began the season on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation before being activated and optioned to Tacoma on April 27.
 
Whalen was acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Max Povse from the Braves for OF Alex Jackson a Player to be Named Later (LHP Tyler Pike) on Nov. 28, 2016. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound right-hander went 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER, 24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 5 starts with the Braves last season. Whalen earned the win in his Major League debut, Aug. 3, 2016 vs. Pittsburgh, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts over 5.0 innings pitched. He was placed on the 15- day disabled list on Aug. 25 with a right shoulder fatigue and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 17. Whalen began the 2016 season with AA Mississippi, where he compiled a record of 7-5 with a 2.49 ERA (28 ER, 101.1 IP) with 94 strikeouts and 37 walks in 18 starts. After being promoted to AAA Gwinnett on July 14, Whalen went 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (4 ER, 18.2 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 7 walks in 3 starts.
 
Overton, 25, has posted a 6.38 ERA (13 ER, 18.1 IP) with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks in 9 games (1 start) over 2 stints with Seattle this season. With AAA Rainiers, he is 1-2 with a 9.33 ERA (28 ER, 27.0 IP) with 22 strikeouts and 12 walks in 7 games (6 starts) with the Rainiers. The 6-foot-2, 172-pound left-hander was named to the Mariners Opening Day roster on April 2. He was placed on the paternity list the following day (April 3) and re-joined the Mariners on April 6 following the birth of his first child (a son). He appeared in 7 games (5 starts) with Oakland in 2016, posting a record of 1-3 with an 11.47 ERA (31 ER, 24.1 IP). In parts of 2 MLB seasons with the A's (2016) and Mariners (2017), he has compiled a record of 1-3 with a 9.16 ERA (44 ER, 42.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 9 walks. Over parts of 4 minor league seasons with Oakland (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), he is 21-14 with a 3.28 ERA (107 ER, 294.0 IP) with 271 strikeouts and 64 walks in 62 games, including 58 starts. He was acquired by the Mariners from the Athletics in exchange for catcher Jason Goldstein on Jan. 26, 2017.

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

  • Max Povse, RHP, selected from AA Arkansas.
  • Rob Whalen, RHP, optioned to AA Arkansas.
  • Dillon Overton, LHP, designated for assignment.

Seattle now has 7 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Overton to the minors.
 
Povse will be in uniform (#68) and available for today's (12:05 PT) game at the Texas Rangers.
 
Povse, 23, has been limited to 9 appearances with AA Arkansas due to an injury this season. The 6-foot-8, right-handed pitcher, is 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA (15 ER, 39.0 IP) in 9 games, 8 starts with the Travelers. He has limited opponents to a .234 (34x145) average, while walking 14 and striking out 32. Povse opened the season, allowing only 1 run over his first 3 starts, going 3-0 with a 0.48 ERA (1 ER, 18.2 IP), including tossing a season-high 13.2 scoreless innings. He was on the 7-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, May 21-June 14.
 
Povse was acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Rob Whalen from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF Alex Jackson a Player to be Named Later (LHP Tyler Pike) on Nov. 28, 2016. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 3rd round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Over four seasons in the minor leagues, he is 21-15 with a 3.57 ERA (128 ER, 322.1 IP) in 64 games, 62 starts.
 
Whalen, 23, was recalled yesterday (June 17) for his third stint with Seattle this season (also: May 6 and May 24-28). He tossed 2.0 shutout innings at the Rangers, striking out 2. He's appeared in 1 other game with the Mariners this season, taking the loss as the starting pitcher May 27 at Boston (5 ER, 5.1 IP). Rob made 7 starts with AAA Tacoma and was 0-4, with a 5.08 ERA (22 ER, 39.0 IP). Whalen began the season on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation before being activated and optioned to Tacoma on April 27.
 
Whalen was acquired by the Mariners along with RHP Max Povse from the Braves for OF Alex Jackson a Player to be Named Later (LHP Tyler Pike) on Nov. 28, 2016. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound right-hander went 1-2 with a 6.57 ERA (18 ER, 24.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 5 starts with the Braves last season. Whalen earned the win in his Major League debut, Aug. 3, 2016 vs. Pittsburgh, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts over 5.0 innings pitched. He was placed on the 15- day disabled list on Aug. 25 with a right shoulder fatigue and transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Sept. 17. Whalen began the 2016 season with AA Mississippi, where he compiled a record of 7-5 with a 2.49 ERA (28 ER, 101.1 IP) with 94 strikeouts and 37 walks in 18 starts. After being promoted to AAA Gwinnett on July 14, Whalen went 0-1 with a 1.93 ERA (4 ER, 18.2 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 7 walks in 3 starts.
 
Overton, 25, has posted a 6.38 ERA (13 ER, 18.1 IP) with 8 strikeouts and 2 walks in 9 games (1 start) over 2 stints with Seattle this season. With AAA Rainiers, he is 1-2 with a 9.33 ERA (28 ER, 27.0 IP) with 22 strikeouts and 12 walks in 7 games (6 starts) with the Rainiers. The 6-foot-2, 172-pound left-hander was named to the Mariners Opening Day roster on April 2. He was placed on the paternity list the following day (April 3) and re-joined the Mariners on April 6 following the birth of his first child (a son). He appeared in 7 games (5 starts) with Oakland in 2016, posting a record of 1-3 with an 11.47 ERA (31 ER, 24.1 IP). In parts of 2 MLB seasons with the A's (2016) and Mariners (2017), he has compiled a record of 1-3 with a 9.16 ERA (44 ER, 42.2 IP) with 25 strikeouts and 9 walks. Over parts of 4 minor league seasons with Oakland (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), he is 21-14 with a 3.28 ERA (107 ER, 294.0 IP) with 271 strikeouts and 64 walks in 62 games, including 58 starts. He was acquired by the Mariners from the Athletics in exchange for catcher Jason Goldstein on Jan. 26, 2017.

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