The Mariners made three roster moves Tuesday, activating newcomer OF Jacob Hannemann, recalling 1B Daniel Vogelbach from AAA Tacoma and placing RHP Evan Scribner on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Hannemann and Vogelbachwere available for Tuesday night’s second of a three-game series with the Houston Astros.
Hannemann, 26, was acquired Monday in a waiver claim from the Chicago Cubs. When he appears in his first game, it will be his MLB debut. Hannemann combined to hit .240 with six home runs, 32 RBIs and 29 stolen bases in 113 combined games with AAA Iowa and AA Tennessee.
In five minor league seasons in the Cubs organization, he hit .247 in 455 games. The Cubs selected Hannemann in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Brigham Young University.
Vogelbach, 24, joins Seattle for the third time this season (April 23-May 2 and May 21). Over his first two stints, Vogelbch hit .176 with one RBI. Vogelbach hit .290 with the Rainiers and was a midseason Pacific Coast League All-Star.
Scribner, 31, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with flexor bundle strain in his right elbow April 29. He was transferred to the 60-day DL May 11, and began a rehab assignment with Peoria Aug. 26. He made three appearances while on his rehabilitation assignment, tossing three shutout innings.
The Mariners (69-69) began the day 2.5 games behind Minnesota for the American League’s second wild card spot. They start LHP Ariel Miranda (8-6, 4.85) against the Justin Verlander (10-8, 3.82), who is making his first start for Houston after being acquired from Detroit last week.