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Mariners select RHP Tayler Scott from Triple-A Tacoma

Seattle places OF Mitch Haniger on the 10-day IL
June 7, 2019

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

  • Tayler Scott, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
  • Mitch Haniger, OF, placed on the 10-day Injured List with a ruptured testicle. Scott (#61) will be in uniform

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

  • Tayler Scott, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
  • Mitch Haniger, OF, placed on the 10-day Injured List with a ruptured testicle.

Scott (#61) will be in uniform and available for tonight’s (7:07 pm PT) game at the Los Angeles Angels.

The Mariners Major League, 40-man, roster is now full at 40 players.

Scott, 27, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance. He is 3-2 with 1 save and a 5.88 ERA (22 ER, 33.2 IP) with 44 strikeouts and 19 walks in 19 relief appearances with AAA Tacoma this season. Since May 3, he is 2-1 with 1 save and a 1.83 ERA (4 ER, 19.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 7 walks in 11 games. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound right-hander has struck out multiple batters in 15 of his 19 outings with the Rainiers, including a season-high 6 strikeouts over 3.0 innings on April 9 vs. El Paso.

Scott was signed by the Mariners as a minor league free agent on Nov. 27, 2018. The native of Johannesburg, South Africa, was originally selected by Chicago-NL in the 5th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. After being released by the Cubs on March 29, 2016, he spent time with Sioux City of the Independent American Association. He signed with the Brewers on July 4, 2016. On July 31, 2017, he was acquired by Texas from Milwaukee in exchange for Jeremy Jeffress (rhp). In parts of 9 minor league seasons with the Cubs (2011-15), Brewers (2016-17), Rangers (2017-18) and Mariners (2019-c), he is 40-36 with 9 saves and a 3.91 ERA (256 ER, 589.1 IP) with 432 strikeouts and 260 walks in 234 appearances (66 starts).

Haniger, 28, left yesterday’s (June 6) game versus the Houston Astros after a foul ball bounced back and struck him during an at-bat in the sixth inning. This season, Haniger is T4th in the American League in runs scored (46), T9th in extra-base hits (29) and T11th in home runs (15). Overall, he is hitting .220 (54x246) with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 15 home runs and 32 RBI in 63 games. He has played 43 games in right field and 24 in center field. Nearly all of his at-bats have come with him hitting leadoff (25 games) or second (36 games).

Haniger was acquired by Seattle from Arizona on Nov. 23, 2016. Last season he hit .285 (170x596) with 90 runs, 38 doubles, 4 triples, 26 home runs, 93 RBI, 70 walks, a .366 OBP, a .493 SLG and an 859 OPS in 157 games. He was named to his first All-Star Game, and finished 11th in the post-season AL MVP voting. In his Mariners career (2017-current), he is a .271 hitter (328x1211) with 76 doubles, 7 triples, 57 home runs and 172 RBI in 316 games. He has a career on-base mark of .351 with Seattle, to go with a .486 slugging percentage (.838 OPS).