Seattle Mariners Sign Former No. 8 Overall Pick


The former No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, he has struggled in his adjustment to pro ball, and after five seasons of major league action, spent the entire year in Triple-A in 2022. Now the Seattle Mariners are giving Carson Fulmer another shot, with a minor league contract.

Fulmer has been assigned to the Mariners' Triple-A team in Tacoma.

The now 29-year-old had cups of coffee in the majors in each of 2016 through 2021, posting an ugly 6.41 ERA in 130 innings with a 1.58 WHIP.

He spent 2022 in the minors, and posted his best numbers yet, with a 2.86 ERA in 56 innings out of the bullpen for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, while racking up 12 saves, and striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. 

Ah, but the control. Along with the strikeouts, free passes are his problem, and he still walked 5.6 per nine last season; he'll need to get that under control if he is to have any shot of advancing once again to the majors. 

His last major league work came in 2021 for the Cincinnati Reds, where he compiled a 6.66 ERA in 25.2 innings of work.

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