Seattle Mariners Claim 10-Year Veteran Pitcher Off Waivers

The Seattle Mariners have welcomed right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone back into their fold, claiming him off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

Leone's journey this season has been a whirlwind, making stops with the Texas Rangers on a minor league deal and later joining the New York Mets through free agency before landing with the Angels.

Despite his nomadic season, Leone's intriguing pitch repertoire and impressive strikeout rates have caught the Mariners' attention, making him a valuable asset for their bullpen.

Leone's return to Seattle holds a special significance as he began his professional career in the Mariners' system and debuted with the team back in 2014.

His fastball, averaging just under 96 MPH, combined with a notable swinging strike rate of 15.7%, brings a potent strikeout potential to the middle innings.

Although his performance this season has been inconsistent, the Mariners are optimistic about harnessing his power and experience as they navigate the competitive landscape of the American League West.

In this reunion, Seattle aims to tap into Leone's strengths while taking on a portion of his remaining salary of around $258K for the season.

With Leone set to become a free agent at the end of the year, the Mariners see an opportunity to leverage his skills and contribute to their bullpen depth, bolstering their pursuit of success down the stretch. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports