The Mariners announced that they have designated catcher Rob Brantly for assignment.
Brantly, 26 (27 in July), was claimed off of waivers from the White Sox roughly three weeks ago. In Seattle, Brantly was given an opportunity to vie for the backup catcher job, but the team has ostensibly decided to go with Steve Clevenger as the primary understudy to to back up Chris Iannetta. In parts of three big league seasons (392 plate appearances), Brantly has posted a .225/.286/.317 batting line. In a larger sample size of 753 Triple-A plate appearances, Brantly has slashed .261/.295/.355.