Mariners Make No Less Than 5 Player Transactions

The Seattle Mariners have replenished their bullpen with a series of moves, while sending catcher Cal Raleigh down to Triple-A. 

As reported by Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times, the Mariners' bullpen has been quite taxed of late, and was in need of fresh arms. Thus, the following moves have been made:

  • Penn Murfee, RHP, selected from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Wyatt Mills, RHP, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Yohan Ramirez, RHP, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Cal Raleigh, C, optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
  • Evan White, INF, transferred to 60-day injured list.

With major league rosters set to be cut to 26 on Monday, the Mariners are taking full advantage for now, as noted by manager Scott Servais: “We can play with our roster any way we want to up until May 2, so that’s what we are going to do.”

Murfee is a 27-year-old reliever who'll be making his major league debut. He could be ready, as he's tossed 8 innings of 1-hit, shutout ball thus far at Tacoma, with 10 strikeouts and 2 walks. 

Mills is a Spokane, WA native, also 27, who got into 12 innings with the Mariners last season, though not too successfully, surrendering 19 hits and 14 earned runs for a 9.95 ERA. This year at Tacoma, he's posted a 1.93 ERA in 9.1 innings.

Raleigh had posted an .083 average through 28 at-bats with the Mariners, so Servais will be glad to see him get full-time ABs down at Triple-A. “We certainly like the player, and we like what he brings,” Servais said of Raleigh. 

In addition, Marco Gonzalez had to exit his Wednesday start after taking a line drive off his wrist, after just 11 pitches. He was able to play catch on Thursday, so they're hoping it's nothing serious. 

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