BY SPNW Staff 11:15AM 06/18/2017

Mariners shuffle pitchers, beat Rangers 7-3

The Mariners Sunday made three more roster moves, selecting RHP Max Povse from AA Arkansas, optioning RHP Rob Whalen to Arkansas, and designating LHP Dillon Overton for assignment. Povse was available to Seattle Sunday afternoon when it wrapped up a three-game series with the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park.

The 6-foot-8 Povse, 23, has been limited to nine appearances with the Travelers this season due to an injury. He’s 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA in eight starts. He held opponents to a .234 batting average. Povse was on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain from May 21-June 14.

The Mariners acquired Povse along with Whalen from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for OF Alex Jackson and LHP Tyler Pike Nov. 28. He was originally selected by the Atlanta in the third round of the 2014 draft out of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Whalen, 23, was recalled Friday for his third stint with the club this season and tossed two shutout against the Rangers. He’s appeared in one other game, taking the loss as the starting pitcher May 27 at Boston.

Overton, 25, posted a 6.38 ERA over two stints with Seattle. With the AAA Rainiers, he is 1-2 with a 9.33 ERA in seven games. The Mariners have seven days to trade, release or outright Overton’s contract to the minors.

After losing the first two, The Mariners (34-37) concluded the series by jumping on RHP Yu Darvish (6-4, 3.03) for four first-inning runs on the way to a 7-3 victory.



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