Seattle Mariners Sign Former All-Star Pitcher

The Seattle Mariners have bolstered their bullpen by signing veteran reliever and former All-Star Chris Devenski to a major league deal. 

Known for his standout years with the Houston Astros, where he earned an All-Star selection and a World Series ring, Devenski brings a wealth of experience to the Mariners' pitching staff. 

Despite signing an MLB contract, the 33-year-old right-hander will initially report to Triple-A Tacoma, providing the team with additional relief depth and flexibility.

Devenski, a nine-year MLB veteran, has played for several teams, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels, and most recently, the Tampa Bay Rays. 

This season, he posted a 6.75 ERA over 26.2 innings with 24 strikeouts and 14 walks before being released by the Rays. 

While he may not serve as a high-leverage option at this stage of his career, his ability to pitch multiple innings in relief and his veteran presence are seen as valuable assets for the Mariners' bullpen.

In addition to signing Devenski, the Mariners have made other roster adjustments, including recalling catcher Seby Zavala from Tacoma and optioning pitcher Jhonathan Diaz back to Triple-A.

Over his nine-year career, Devenski holds a 3.98 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, with 415 strikeouts across 400 innings and 303 appearances.

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