Hector Noesi’s good showing at Yankee Stadium Thursday night — he allowed one earned run in 4.1 innings in an emergency start — earned him a trip to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers. The Mariners sent down Noesi Friday and added bullpen help in Danny Farquhar, making room for him by transferring Stephen Pryor from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.
Farquhar was available for Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, the first of four during Seattle’s nine-day, nine-game road trip. Farquhar, 26, was the Rainiers closer, 0-1 with six saves and a 2.25 ERA (5 ER, 20.0 IP) in 15 relief appearances. He allowed only one run over his last 11 relief appearances, posting a 0.56 ERA (1 ER, 16.0 IP) while striking out 24 and walking two.
The Mariners acquired Farquhar July 23, 2012 from the Yankees along with RHP D.J. Mitchell in exchange for OF Ichiro Suzuki. Farquhar, 5-foot-9 and 180-pounds, made three appearances with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 and has a 15-18, 2.87 ERA career minor league record. A native of Pembroke Pines, FL., Farquhar was selected by the Blue Jays in the 10th round of the 2008 June draft out of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Noesi, who started Friday’s 3-2 win at Yankee Stadium due to Aaron Harang’s stiff back, made five appearances with the Mariners, posting a 2.63 ERA.
Pryor, 23, went on the 15-day disabled list April 15 with a tear in his right latissimus dorsi chest muscle. He is eligible to be activated June 14.
The Mariners roster remains full at 40 players, with two players on the 60-day DL (Pryor and Josh Kinney).