Seattle Mariners Add To Their Bullpen

The Milwaukee Brewers let him walk earlier this month, but the Seattle Mariners are willing to take a one-year chance on right-handed reliever Trevor Gott, signing him to a deal.

Gott's success this season came mainly against same-sided (right-handed) hitters, as the righty held them to a .200 average and a meager .576 OPS. 

Left-handed hitters, however, ate his lunch, with a .485 slugging percentage against him. Overall, Gott, 30, had a 4.14 ERA in middle relief for the Brew Crew. 

The Mariners dealt one of their main righty bullpen arms, Erik Swanson, to the Toronto Blue Jays in the deal for Teoscar Hernandez, so this could be seen as a step towards shoring up the depth. Gott hasn't provided the same kind of swing-and-miss stuff as Swanson in the majors, but at Triple-A over the past two seasons, he has struck out close to 12 batters per nine innings. 

 The Mariners will be Gott's fifth major league team over his seven+ seasons, also having served with the Los Angeles Angels, Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants.

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