The Reds sent right-hander Michael Mariot outright to Triple-A Louisville, according to his transaction log at MLB.com. That suggests he went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend.
Mariot had an exceedingly brief stay on the Cincinnati roster. The Reds selected his contract on Saturday and carried him for one game. He didn’t pitch and was DFA on Sunday. The 34-year-old is still looking to make his first MLB appearance in seven years.
Owner of a 5.98 ERA over 49 2/3 career major league innings, Mariot joined Cincinnati on a minor league pact a month ago. He started four times for Louisville, working to a 2.59 ERA through 24 1/3 frames. He struck out fewer than 15% of opponents but kept his walks to a pristine 4.2% clip.
Mariot has been outrighted before in his career. He’ll have the right to test minor league free agency as a result, although he could choose to stick with the organization that signed him out of the independent ranks just a few weeks back.