A pair of players were passed through outright waivers today:
- The Mariners announced that right-hander Robert Dugger cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma after being designated for assignment over the weekend. Dugger has the right to reject the assignment as a player who has previously been outrighted in his career. However, he’s listed on the Rainiers’ active roster, suggesting he’s elected to accept the assignment. Dugger has a 7.39 ERA in parts of three big league seasons with the Marlins and Mariners.
- The Rays announced that righty David Hess was passed through outright waivers. Hess has also previously been outrighted, giving him the ability to elect free agency if he’d like. Hess just signed a minor league deal with Tampa Bay last week, though. He was selected to the big league roster without making an appearance with Triple-A Durham and was designated for assignment the following day after not having pitched for the big league club. Hess owns a 6.05 ERA over four big league seasons with the Orioles and Marlins.