The Mariners have claimed righty Walker Lockett off waivers from the Mets, as per a Mariners press release. New York designated Lockett for assignment earlier this week.
The long ball has plagued Lockett over his brief MLB tenure, as a 2.2 HR/9 over 45 2/3 career innings is largely responsible for the 8.28 ERA he has posted over parts of three seasons with the Mets and Padres. Lockett consistently posted strong ground-ball rates over his minor league career but has yet to translate that skill at the big league level, with just a modest 44.9% grounder rate in the Show.
Lockett is out of options, so Seattle will have to include him on its active roster or risk exposing him to the DFA wire once more. There’s little harm for the rebuilding Mariners in seeing if Lockett could fit into their future plans, as he has a solid track record as a starter in the minors and could also be potentially deployed for relief work.
I thought Walter Lockette was a judge that heard a lot of cases on “Law and Order”?
Unless the M’s see something they can fix.
Because, the Mariners need someone who can pitch two innings without walking four batters (see Zac Grotz) and they have only one other pitcher on their 40-man at the alternate site (Art Warren).
I thought that headline said Walker Buehler for a second. Wait… what?
Yeah it’s been a long day.
I actually saw promise in him. Sad to see him go.
I know he didn’t pitch well for NYM but I thought he’d at least fetch some cash considerations.
so basically every trade that the mets made in 16,17,18,19 ( granderson,vargas,familia,etc) for all these players are now off the team ( lockett, rhame ,etc) i think every single
one is gone except drew smith