SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:The Mariners, Major League, 40-man roster remains full at 40 players.Cloyd (#67) and Smith (#13) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 p.m. PT) game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays
SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
The Mariners, Major League, 40-man roster remains full at 40 players.
Cloyd (#67) and Smith (#13) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 p.m. PT) game vs. the Tampa Bay Rays at Safeco Field. Smith will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance.
Seattle now has 7 days to trade, release or outright Aplin to the minors.
Cloyd, 30, was 1-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2 ER, 16.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts in 4 starts with AAA Tacoma after having his contract purchased from the independent Atlantic League. He signed a signed a minor league contract with Seattle on May 12 and was assigned to Tacoma. With the Somerset Patriots, he opened the season going 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA (2 ER, 12.0 IP) in three starts in the Atlantic League. In 2016, opened the season with AAA Scanton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York-AL organization where he was 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA (3 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 games including 3 starts before being placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on April 25 with a right elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.
In parts of two Major League seasons with Philadelphia (2012-13), he was 4-9 with a 5.98 ERA (62 ER, 93.1 IP) with 71 strikeouts in 19 games, including 17 starts. In nine minor league seasons with Philadelphia (2008-13), Cleveland (2014), New York-AL (2016) and Seattle (2017), he has combined to go 65-40 with a 3.48 ERA (366 ER, 947.2 IP) with 751 strikeouts in 189 games including 144 starts. He spent the 2015 season with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization where he went 11-11 with a 5.19 ERA (92 ER, 159.2 IP) with 123 strikeouts in 28 starts. He was selected by Philadelphia in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (2006-07) where he was a two-time All-North Central Conference honoree and was twice named NCC Most Valuable Pitcher.
Smith, 25 (turns 26 July 1), is batting .265 (45x170) with 19 runs, 8 doubles, 5 home runs, 18 RBI, 19 walks and a .344 on-base percentage in 50 games with AAA Tacoma this season. He has hit safely in 7-of-his-last-8 games with the Rainiers (5/23-30), batting .323 (10x31) with 3 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 5 RBI. In five minor league seasons with Seattle, he has hit .279 (474x1698) with 227 runs, 90 doubles, 13 triples, 25 home runs and 169 RBI with a .359 on-base percentage in 465 games. He was selected by Seattle in the 8th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR).
Segura, 27, was removed from yesterday's game vs. Colorado in the top of the 5th inning. He was hitting .341 (62x182) with 29 runs, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 20 RBI, a .391 on-base percentage and an .852 OPS in 43 games with Seattle this season. He ranks 2nd in the American League in batting with a mark of .341 (62x182), percentage points behind Tampa Bay's Corey Dickerson (.341/73x214). This is his second stint on the 10-day disabled list this season; he was placed on the DL April 11-April 24 with a strained right hamstring after injuring himself on April 10 vs. Houston. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound infielder was acquired from Arizona along with Mitch Haniger (of) and Zac Curtis (lhp) on Nov. 23, 2016. In six Major League seasons, he has hit .284 (747x2631) with 342 runs, 105 doubles, 31 triples, 47 home runs, 228 RBI and 136 stolen bases in 675 career games. He was signed by Los Angeles-AL as a non-drafted international free agent on Jan. 22, 2007 before spending time in the Milwaukee (2012-15) and Arizona (2016) organizations.
Lawrence, 29, was 0-0 with a 3.29 ERA (5 ER, 13.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 5 relief appearances with Seattle, including 5.0 innings of relief on June 1 vs. Colorado, setting the club record of 9 relief strikeouts in the process. He made 1 relief appearance with AAA Tacoma after being claimed off waivers from Toronto on May 11 before being recalled from the Rainiers. Prior to being designated for assignment on May 8, he went 0-3 with an 8.78 ERA (13 ER, 13.1 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 11 walks in 4 games (2 starts) with Toronto. He was selected by the Blue Jays from AAA Buffalo on April 8 and made his Major League debut in relief later that day at Tampa Bay. With AAA Buffalo, he was 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER, 10.0 IP) with 7 strikeouts in 3 starts. In 2016, he combined to go 8-12 with a 4.17 ERA (75 ER, 162.0 IP) with 108 strikeouts and 37 walks in 28 total starts with AAA Buffalo and AA New Hampshire. The native of McSherrytown, PA, was originally signed as an amateur free agent on June 15, 2010 after 4 seasons at Albright College (Reading, PA). Over parts of 8 minor league seasons with the Blue Jays (2010-17) and Mariners (2017), he has compiled a career record of 64-60 with a 3.80 ERA (412 ER, 975.0 IP) in 173 career games (161 starts).
Weber, 26, was removed from the game during the 4th inning on May 13 at Toronto with right shoulder tightness and was placed on the DL the next day with a right biceps strain. He was 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA (3 ER, 31.2 IP) with 19 strikeouts and 4 walks in 6 games (5 starts) with AAA Tacoma this season. At the time of his selection he led the Pacific Coast League in ERA with a mark of 0.85. He was outrighted to AAA Tacoma on Dec. 2, 2016 after being claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Nov. 2 of last year. He went 1-1 with a 5.45 ERA (22 ER, 36.1 IP) in 16 games (2 starts) with Atlanta last season, striking out 23. In 26 games (5 starts) with AAA Gwinnett in 2016, he was 2-3 with a 2.76 ERA (19 ER, 62.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks. The native of St. Petersburg, FL, was drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of St. Petersburg College. He made his Major League debut with Atlanta on Sept. 8, 2015 at Philadelphia. In parts of 2 seasons with the Braves, he has compiled a career record of 1-4 with a 5.00 ERA (38 ER, 68.1 IP) with 42 strikeouts and 11 walks in 22 games (8 starts). Over parts of 9 minor league seasons with Atlanta (2009-16) and Seattle (2017), Weber is 35-36 with a 3.64 ERA (271 ER, 669.2 IP) with 481 strikeouts and 110 walks in 209 games (82 starts).
Aplin, 26, after being claimed off waivers on May 24, he hit .250 (6x24) with 3 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 3 RBI in 6 games with AAA Tacoma. He was designated for assignment by Houston on May 22. He hit .250 (21x84) with 14 runs, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 13 RBI and a .375 on-base percentage in 32 games with AAA Fresno this season. He was a 2014 Texas League Midseason All-Star, a 2013 California League Postseason and Midseason All-Star, a 2013 MiLB.com Organization All-Star and a 2012 TOPPS Short Season/Rookie All-Star during his minor league career. In parts of 6 minor league seasons with Houston (2012-17) and Seattle (2017), he has hit .271 (559x2065) with 364 runs, 89 doubles, 27 triples, 31 home runs, 298 RBI and a .385 on-base percentage in 582 games. He was selected by Houston in the 5th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Arizona State University where he was a 2012 Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention during his junior season.