Mariners Designate Chance Ruffin For Assignment

The Mariners announced that right-hander Chance Ruffin has been designated for assignment. The move will make room on the M's 40-man roster for Franklin Gutierrez

Ruffin, 25, made nine big league relief appearances last season but spent the bulk of the year in Doulbe-A and Triple-A where he posted a combined 3.91 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9.  Ruffin was taken with the 48th overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Tigers.  Detroit sent Ruffin as the player to be named later in the Doug Fister deal in 2011.

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