Mariners Place 1st-Round Pick Pitcher Off Waivers Just Days After Acquiring Him

The Seattle Mariners' experiment with right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver has come to a swift end.

Weaver, who joined the team in August, struggled to find his footing in a Mariners uniform after a challenging season that began with a delayed debut due to a strained right flexor tendon.

During his brief tenure with the team, Weaver made just one start and four relief appearances, accumulating a disappointing 6.08 ERA over 13.1 innings.

His performance did not meet expectations, prompting the Mariners to designate him for assignment.

Weaver's tumultuous 2023 season began with his release from the Cincinnati Reds before landing in Seattle.

Unfortunately, his struggles persisted, resulting in a combined 6.77 ERA over 110.1 innings between the two teams.

Weaver's career statistics include a 5.18 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 555 strikeouts in 561 innings pitched, and 141 appearances. Photo Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports