Mariners Release Zach Miner

The Mariners have released right-hander Zach Miner, according to the Pacific Coast League’s transactions page.

The 32-year-old Miner inked a minor league contract with Seattle this offseason but struggled in his time at Triple-A Tacoma, pitching to an 8.60 ERA with 6.0 K/9 and 3.6 BB/9 in 37 2/3 innings of work over one start and 20 relief appearances. Miner posted a 4.40 ERA in 28 2/3 innings with the Phillies last season, though his 20-to-17 K/BB ratio in that time suggests that he was a bit fortunate to escape with that ERA.

In parts of five seasons at the big league level between the Tigers and Phillies, Miner has a 4.25 ERA with 5.5 K/9, 3.8 BB/9 and a strong 47.5 percent ground-ball rate. Though last season marked his first Major League action since 2009, Miner still tied a career high by averaging 92.3 mph on his fastball.

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