BY SPNW Staff 11:54AM 12/08/2017

Mariners claim RHP Morin from Kansas City

After failing to lure Japanese star Shohei Ohtani Friday, the Mariners claimed 26-year-old RHP Mike Morin off waivers from Kansas City. Morin went 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA in 16 combined games with the Los Angeles Angels and Royals last season, and also spent part of the year with AAA Salt Lake City.

The Royals claimed Morin off waivers from the Angels Sept. 12 after they designated him for assignment Sept. 5.

In parts of four MLB seasons with the Angels (2014-17) and Royals (2017), Morin is 10-8 with a 4.61 ERA with 160 strikeouts. In six minor league seasons, he is 10-10 with 37 saves and a 3.38 ERA with 174 strikeouts in 138 games, including two starts.

The Angels, under GM Jerry Dipoto, selected Morin in the 13th round of the 2012 draft out of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mariners off-season transactions

Oct. 31: Outrighted RHP Casey Lawrence to AAA Tacoma.

Nov. 2: Claimed INF/OF Andrew Romine off waivers from Detroit; reinstated RHP David Phelps and LHP Drew Smyly from the 60-day disabled list; announced that 1B Yonder Alonso, OF Jarrod Dyson, INF Gordon Beckham, C Carlos Ruiz and 1B Danny Valencia had become free agents; declined 2018 options on RHPs Hisashi Iwakuma and Yovani Gallardo.

Nov. 3: Claimed INF Zach Vincej off waivers.

Nov. 7: Outrighted Vincej to Tacoma.

Nov. 14: Hired Jim Brower as an assistant coach.

Nov. 15: Acquired INF Ryon Healy from Oakland in exchange for RHP Emilio Pagan and and INF Alexander Campos.

Nov. 27: Signed RHP Hisashi Iwakuma to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Nov. 30: Claimed LHP Sam Moll off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Dec. 4: Hired Brian Delunas as bullpen coach.

Dec. 6: Traded catching prospect David Banuelos to the Twins in exchange for $1 million in international bonus money. Banuelos had been ranked 10th among Seattle’s major league prospects by

Dec. 7: Acquired two-time All-Star Dee Gordon and $1 million in international slot money from Miami in exchange for RHP Robert Dugger, RHP Nick Neidert and INF Christopher Torres.

Dec. 8: Claimed RHP Mike Morin off waivers from Kansas City.


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