The Mariners announced a slew of roster moves Sunday. The club has designated left-handed reliever Jesse Biddle for assignment and selected the contracts of righties Matt Carasiti and Mike Wright from Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle also moved righty Chasen Bradford to the 60-day injured list and optioned RHP Gerson Bautista to Tacoma.
Biddle didn’t last long on the Mariners’ roster, having just joined the team in a trade with the Braves on May 20. That came a few days after the Braves designated Biddle. Between the two teams this season, the 27-year-old Biddle has limped to a 7.54 ERA/5.60 FIP with 7.54 K/9 and 6.75 BB/9 in 22 2/3 innings. Lefties have managed a whopping .404 weighted on-base average against Biddle, who’s only a year removed from a highly productive debut season in Atlanta.
Carasiti, also 27, signed a minors pact with the Mariners earlier this month after the Cubs released him. His lone major league experience came in 2016 with the Rockies, with whom he threw 15 2/3 innings of 9.19 ERA/4.49 FIP ball. Carasiti has put up a far better 2.76 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 32 2/3 Triple-A frames this season.
The 29-year-old Wright’s back in Seattle a little over a month after the team designated him. Wright didn’t pitch well in 11 innings with the Mariners before that, continuing a difficult run in the majors. With the Orioles and M’s, Wright has combined for a 6.08 ERA/5.26 FIP over 253 innings.
I feel like mike wright pitches everyday and gives up like 6 ER an outing it’s crap
Best part of the entire set of moves is that Bautista can go to AAA to work on his command. He has ML stuff but that isn’t all you need to make it work.
So glad the Braves got rid of Biddle and got Swarzak. Swarzak has been our best reliever since we got him.
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It’s all good…..
Saw this coming
It’s about time for another DiPoto trade. Dee Gordon, anyone? Mike Leake? DiPoto Jonesin’ for a fix!
Gordon to Philly please
Don’t do that to Dee. Go stand in the corner.
Leake is going to the Yankees for Frazier.
Someone didn’t pass the 6th grade.
Swarzak has been outstanding since he got to Atlanta. I’m just glad we got rid of Biddle and got something in return.. now if we can find someone to replace Luke Jackson.
you have got to be kidding. i cant imagine Jackson will be even usable in the long run, but beggers cant be choosers right? the guy has been okay, all things considered.
I’d rather keep Jackson. He has been one of our better pitchers.