The Mariners announced that left-hander Daniel Zamora was claimed off waivers from the Mets. Zamora was designated for assignment just yesterday by New York, and now will quickly head to a new team.
Originally a 40th-round pick for the Pirates in the 2015 draft, Zamora reached the majors and posted a 4.08 ERA over 17 2/3 innings with the Mets during the 2018-19 seasons, striking out 24 of his 77 batters faced. He didn’t make an appearance during the 2020 campaign, and Zamora has been hit hard in Triple-A action this season, with a whopping 20.25 ERA over four appearances and 6 2/3 innings for Triple-A Syracuse.
Despite those recent results, Zamora found a new home in short order. Like many teams this season, Seattle has been dealing with a number of pitching injuries, and also put four players on the COVID list yesterday. The Mariners currently have Aaron Fletcher as the only left-handed option in their bullpen, so there appears to be an opportunity for Zamora to find a place back in the majors.