Mariners Activate Closer

He's finally ready Mariners fans. 

Signed before the 2021 season, for a 2 year/$7 million deal, Ken Giles underwent Tommy John surgery which kept him out all last year. This season he's dealt with a middle finger issue, which again has kept him out all season.

The Seattle #Mariners activated pitcher Ken Giles from the 60-day injured list Monday after recovering from a middle finger injury.

The thirty-one year old has a fantastic track record as a closer, converting 115 saves while posting a 2.74 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a phenomenal 478 strikeouts in 351 innings. Giles should get some save opportunities as the season progresses but will, regardless, provide great depth to Seattle's bullpen. 

In corresponding moves, the Mariners recalled infielder Kevin Padlo, and designated Sergio Romo and Roenis Elias for assignment. 

Romo has really struggled this season, posting an ERA of 8.16, a 1.53 WHIP and just 11 strikeouts in 14 innings. Roenis Elias has not been quite so bad, pitching just 7.2 innings with a 3.52 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and six strikeouts. Both pitchers will generate interest from around the league on the waivers.