Now 25, Povse has been with the Mariners since they acquired him in a 2016 trade with the Braves that also involved Alex Jackson and Robert Whalen. Thus far, Povse has totaled a meager 3 2/3 innings in Seattle, all of which came in his first season with the club. While Povse posted solid Double-A numbers that year, when he logged a 3.41 ERA with 8.9K/9 and 2.82 BB/9 in 60 2/3 innings and 10 starts, he hasn’t been nearly as successful in Triple-A.
Over the past two seasons at the minors’ highest level, Povse recorded a horrendous 8.17 ERA with 9.7 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 68 1/3 innings and 21 appearances (13 starts). Povse does possess a mid-90s fastball and one more minor league option, though, so perhaps another organization will take a chance on him.