The Mariners have released righty Cody Anderson, as per the roundup of pre-roster freeze transactions from Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America. He had been in camp as a non-roster player.
Anderson joined the Seattle organization in mid-February, representing his first time with another club after nine years in the Indians system. He was knocked around for eight hits and four earned runs in three innings of Cactus League action.
Now 29 years of age, Anderson showed well with a strong 15-start debut in 2015. But he struggled in the ensuing campaign and ultimately went down to Tommy John surgery. Anderson did return to the majors briefly last year after a two-season absence, but struggled in brief action.