The Mariners Friday claimed right-handed reliever Chasen Bradford off waivers from the New York Mets and added him to their 40-man roster, which is now full. The Mets designated the 28-year-old Bradford for assignment Wednesday.
Bradford made his MLB debut with the Mets last season, going 2-0 with a 3.74 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 28 relief appearances. With AAA Las Vegas, he went 1-1 with 11 saves and a 4.04 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 33 relief appearances.
In seven minor league seasons, Bradford is 28-20 with 47 saves and a 3.48 ERA in 307 appearances, all in relief. The Mets selected him in the 35th round of the 2011 draft out of the University of Central Florida. He pitched two seasons at the College of Southern Nevada before pitching two more at UCF.
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 MLB.com.
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.
Dec. 10: Released RHP Seth Frankoff to allow Frankoff to pursue a career in South Korea.
Dec. 11: Claimed OF Cameron Perkins off waivers from Philadelphia.
Dec. 13: Acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay, both for international slot money.
Dec. 14: Selected 1B Mike Ford from the Yankees in the Rule 5 draft; selected C Joseph Odom from Atlanta and C Tyler Baker and LHP Lane Ratliff from Arizona in the AAA portion of the Rule 5 draft.
Dec. 18: Released LHP Andrew Albers, allowing Albers to play in Japan.
Dec. 20: Signed free agent RHP Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract.
Jan. 12: Signed arbitration-eligible RHPs David Phelps, Erasmo Ramirez and Nick Vincent, LHP James Paxton and C Mike Zunino.
Jan. 19: Claimed RHP Chasen Bradford off waivers from the New York Mets and assigned him to the 40-man roster.