Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:· Max Povse, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.· Sam Gaviglio, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.Povse, 23, made 2 relief appearances in his first stint (6/18-7/2) with the Mariners this season, posting a
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
· Max Povse, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
· Sam Gaviglio, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
Povse, 23, made 2 relief appearances in his first stint (6/18-7/2) with the Mariners this season, posting a 10.13 ERA (3 ER, 2.2 IP) with 2 strikeouts and 1 walk. After being selected from AA Arkansas on June 18, he made his Major League debut on June 22 vs. Detroit, retiring the first 2 batters he faced before allowing 3 runs on 4 consecutive hits. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound right-hander bounced back in his 2nd appearance on June 30 at the Angeles, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings. Since being optioned to AAA Tacoma on July 2, he has posted an 11.57 ERA (6 ER, 4.2 IP) with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk in 3 relief appearances. He pitched for the Rainiers in the completion of a suspended game (April 7) on July 8 at Sacramento. That resulted in the statistical anomaly of him pitching for both AA Arkansas (vs. Corpus Christi) and AAA Tacoma (at Sacramento) on April 7. In 12 games (8 starts) combined between AA Arkansas (4/7-6/17) and AAA Tacoma (7/2-18), Povse is 3-2 with a 4.33 ERA (21 ER, 43.2 IP). He combined to limit opponents to a .260 (44x169) average, while walking 15 and striking out 37. Povse was on Arkansas' 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 and 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 4 seasons in the minor leagues, he is 21-15 with a 3.69 ERA (134 ER, 327.0 IP) with 273 strikeouts and 78 walks in 67 games (62 starts).
Gaviglio ("Guh-VEE-leo"), 27, was recalled from AAA Tacoma on Tuesday (7/18) and made the start that same day at Houston. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-hander took his 5th loss of the season, allowing 5 runs on 8 hits (2 home runs) with 3 strikeouts and 2 walks in 6.0 innings pitched. Overall, he is 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA (32 ER, 62.1 IP) with 40 strikeouts and 21 walks in 12 games (11 starts) with Seattle this season. His 4.62 ERA is 9th-best among all MLB rookie pitchers (min: 50.0 IP). He has pitched at least 5.0 innings in 10-of-his-11 starts and has allowed 3 earned runs or fewer in 7-of-his-11 starts. In 6 starts with AAA Tacoma this season, he is 2-4 with a 3.82 ERA (16 ER, 37.2 IP) with 20 strikeouts and 5 walks.
Gaviglio was acquired by the Mariners from St. Louis in exchange for INF Ty Kelly on Nov. 20, 2014. The native of Ashland, Ore., has appeared in parts of 7 minor league seasons in the Cardinals (2011-14) and Mariners (2015-17) organizations, compiling a 36-39 record with a 4.01 ERA (278 ER, 624.1 IP) with 501 strikeouts and 164 walks.