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Mariners option relievers Medina, Olson to Triple-A Tacoma

Yoervis Medina, demoted to Triple-A Sunday, has appeared in 141 games over three seasons for the M's. (AP)

The Seattle Mariners optioned relief pitchers Yoervis Medina and Tyler Olson to Triple-A Tacoma after Sunday’s loss to the Houston Astros, 710 ESPN Seattle’s Shannon Drayer reports.

The Mariners will make corresponding moves to replace them on the 25-man roster before the beginning of their series at Anaheim on Monday.

Medina, 26, has pitched in 141 games since joining the Mariners in 2013. He has a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 innings in 2015.

The left-handed Olson, a 25-year-old rookie from Spokane, has a 5.40 ERA and 2.10 WHIP in 13.1 innings (11 appearances) this season with Seattle. This will be his first trip to Triple-A – he jumped straight from Double-A to the majors by earning a bullpen role after an impressive spring training.

Seattle has a pair of veteran arms in Tacoma that are candidates to be promoted in 38-year-old lefty Joe Beimel and 31-year-old righty Mark Lowe. Both players have pitched out of the Mariners bullpen in previous seasons and re-joined the franchise on minor-league deals prior to the regular season.

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Brent Stecker

Brent Stecker is the assistant editor of 710Sports.com and additionally provides coverage of Husky football and the Mariners for the site. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2013 after six years of covering sports for The Wenatchee World. Hailing from Ephrata, Wash., he is also an avid musician. Follow Brent: @Stecker710

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