The Mariners have designated lefty Anthony Fernandez for assignment, the club announced yesterday (h/t to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune for the reminder). Fernandez lost his roster spot to make way for the acquisition of fellow southpaw Mike Kickham.
The 24-year-old Dominican native has yet to see MLB action. He has worked as a starter in the minors, reaching Triple-A briefly last year before going down with a torn UCL. Fernandez had entered the year rated 30th among Seattle’s prospects, in the view of Baseball America, with only one plus offering (his change) but strong marks for his control, competitiveness, intelligence, and attention to detail.