The Mariners announced on Tuesday that they’ve requested release waivers on right-hander Evan Scribner. Seattle also announced that outfielder Jacob Hannemann, who was claimed off waivers from the Cubs yesterday, and first baseman Dan Vogelbach are both being brought up to the Majors.
Scribner, 32, has been on the 60-day disabled list for most of the season due to a flexor strain. That marks the second straight season that has been nearly entirely wiped out by injury for Scribner, as he tossed just 14 1/3 innings in the Majors last year, owing to a strained right lat.
Seattle initially acquired Scribner from the division-rival Athletics in a minor December swap that sent right-hander Trey Cochran-Gill to Oakland. Scribner had posted an otherworldly 64-to-4 K/BB ratio through 60 innings with the A’s a year prior, though he also featured lackluster velocity and was susceptible to the long ball.
In a total of 21 1/3 innings as a member of the Mariners’ bullpen, Scribner posted a 3.80 ERA with a similarly excellent 21-to-2 K/BB ratio (one of the walks was intentional in nature), though he also served up three home runs in that relatively brief time.