DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today claimed the contract of right-handed pitcher David McKay from the Seattle Mariners.
McKay, 24, is currently ranked as the 28th-best prospect in the Mariners organization by MLB Pipeline. McKay, who stands at 6-3, 205 pounds, has spent most of the 2019 season with Triple A Tacoma, posting a 3-1 record with a 5.15 ERA (43.2IP/25ER) and 71 strikeouts in 30 appearances. He also made his Major League debut with Seattle this season, pitching in seven games and compiling a 5.14 ERA (7.0IP/4ER) with five strikeouts. In four Minor League seasons, McKay has an 18-11 record with two saves, a 4.81 ERA (236.0IP/126ER) and 276 strikeouts. Originally drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB Draft, McKay played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University.
With the waiver claim of McKay, the Tigers 40-man roster is now at 40.