Mariners claim RHP Casey Sadler, activate OF Phillip Ervin
The Mariners continued to fill out their roster Saturday, picking up a veteran pitcher and activating another of their recent additions.
Seattle claimed right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler off waivers from the Cubs, announcing the move shortly after adding outfielder Phillip Ervin to the active roster after he cleared intake testing.
To make room for Irvin on the active roster, fellow outfielder Jake Fraley was optioned to the team’s alternate training site in Tacoma.
Sadler, 30, made 10 appearances for the Cubs this season before being designated for assignment on Tuesday. He has a 5.79 ERA (six earned runs in 9 1/3 innings pitched), nine strikeouts and eight walks in 2020. He debuted in 2014 with the Pirates, and he has also has stints with the Dodgers and Rays in his MLB career, which covers parts of five seasons. Sadler has a career 3.82 ERA in 52 appearances, including a pair of starts.
Irvin was claimed by the Mariners on Tuesday from the Reds. The 28 year old was a 2013 first-round pick of Cincinnati. For more on Irvin, click here.
As noted by Shannon Drayer, Mariners insider for 710 ESPN Seattle, general manager Jerry Dipoto may still make more moves on the waiver wire because the 40-man roster sits at 37, even with the addition of Sadler, following his deals ahead of the MLB trade deadline last Monday.
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