Mariners Release Shawn Camp

The Mariners announced that they have released reliever Shawn Camp. The 36-year-old Dave Meier client had signed a Major League deal worth $750K in February. Seattle now has 38 players on its 40-man roster.

Camp spent the last four seasons with the Blue Jays, and posted a 4.21 ERA with 4.3 K/9, 3.0 BB/9 and a 53.5% groundball rate in 66 1/3 innings a year ago. The Blue Jays did not offer the right-hander arbitration after the season despite his Type B status. Greg Johns of MLB.com first reported the news.


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26 Comments on "Mariners Release Shawn Camp"


Devon Henry
3 years 5 months ago

Whoa, thats insane!

Eduardo Medina
3 years 5 months ago

Noooooooooo !!!

Trout Almonte
3 years 5 months ago

And this makes the Mariners bullpen better how? The Mariners replace him with whom?

Runtime
3 years 5 months ago

Yikes. Poor guy. Definitely did not deserve that… he’s a fairly serviceable pitcher.

A real class act, too.

3 years 5 months ago

I wonder if the Blue Jays bring him back?

Runtime
3 years 5 months ago

Doubt it, they signed much better pitchers in the off season

3 years 5 months ago

Sounds like the Mariners had a bad Camp experience

3 years 5 months ago

Id like to see him back with the Jays….he’s a quality arm to use as a mid-innings reliever.

bitemeCorky
3 years 5 months ago

Shawn guys was my next door condo neighbour in Toronto.  One of the nicest down to earth players i came across.  Sorry to hear this for him and family

Mike Christian
3 years 5 months ago

4.12, 3.50, 2.99, 4.21
his ERAs the last 4 years pitching in the AL east
above average middle reliever

Lucas Kschischang
3 years 5 months ago

4.68, 7.20, 4.12, 3.50, 2.99, 4.21 – last 6 years in the AL East with TB and TOR.

4.23 over 372.2 IP in that time, so definitely a good piece.

Bob9988
3 years 5 months ago

Seattle has a lot younger, better options than him.

dashatt
3 years 5 months ago

Mariners had to do it to make room for Milwood and Kawasaki on the roster because they were brought in on minor league contracts and not on 40 man roster. Still have 8 more moves to make to get ready for trip to Japan.

Coollet
3 years 5 months ago

Jays are full and if i had a second favorite team, i’d hope they pick him up

john12121212
3 years 5 months ago

WoW I’m surprised. He will find work for sure.

Andrew Steven
3 years 5 months ago

I guess i’ll say it again… Now there’s a spot for David Pauley to return. Come on Mariners!

bigmike04
3 years 5 months ago

Camp had good Spring traing era was around 2.15 not bad

tigersfan27
3 years 5 months ago

tigers should bring him in….extra cheap bullpen piece is never bad..oliver and turner havent worked out yet this spring as relievers or starters lol

PennMariner
3 years 5 months ago

No there isn’t.

Andrew Steven
3 years 5 months ago

Yes there is.

PennMariner
3 years 5 months ago

Camp was technically only signed as insurance for some of the less experienced bullpen arms. Why Z would dish out a major league contract for an insurance arm is beyond me. Since Ruffin, Luetge, and Wilhelmsen all look likely to make the team, there was no need to hold onto Camp. So, to reiterate: no, there is no room on this roster for David Pauley.

Lucas Kschischang
3 years 5 months ago

One of the better groundball inducing relievers out there. Hopefully he finds work!
I can see the Jays re-picking him up on a minor league deal, doesn’t hurt to have the depth.

johnrhee
3 years 5 months ago

Make it nine more moves to cut players so the M’s can still sign either Vladimir Guerrero, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, or Magglio Ordonez w/ extended Spring Training just like Andy Pettite is doing for the New York Yankees as he came out of retirement if he got bored of not playing baseball for a while. This will be a good move to replace Franklyn Gutierrez on the roster as he’s out for a while w/ an injury he sustained and also better chance to have off the bench to pinch hit late in the game on top of giving Montero at DH or Ichiro a day off at times.

baseball1010
3 years 5 months ago

His salary was not guaranteed!

toddcoffeytime
3 years 5 months ago

I can’t see how he doesn’t, literally anyone with room in the bullpen at this point would probably benefit from having him in middle relief.  There are even a few teams that could use him in the 7th or 8th inning as well, if they look past the low strikeout numbers.

bigmike04
3 years 5 months ago

Bozzcoe Justin Miller is on 40 man roster for Texas.. No way seattle signed him unless he been released