SEATTLE MARINERS

Mariners claim C Tuffy Gosewich, DFA RHP Jonathan Aro

Jan 26, 2017, 12:08 PM
Tuffy Gosewich, who the Mariners claimed Thursday, was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star in 201...
Tuffy Gosewich, who the Mariners claimed Thursday, was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star in 2016. (AP)
(AP)

Not long after Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto stepped off the stage at the team’s annual pre-spring training luncheon Thursday, he made another move.

Dipoto claimed catcher Tuffy Gosewich off waivers from Atlanta and designated right-handed pitcher Jonathan Aro for assignment to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

Scott Servais hopes James Paxton takes the next step for Mariners in 2017

Gosewich, 33, appeared in 33 games with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2016. He hit .156 (15 for 90) with three home runs and seven RBIs. He spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Reno, hitting .342 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs, and was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star.

He made his MLB debut in 2013, and appeared in games in each of the past four years with Arizona. He was claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Nov. 18.

Aro, 26, came to the Mariners last year as part of the trade that brought Wade Miley to Seattle from Boston prior to last season. He appeared in just one game for the M’s in 2016, allowing a hit, a walk and no runs in 2/3 innings. He went 3-2 with a save, 25 strikeouts and 2.48 ERA in 24 games (36 1/3 innings) for Triple-A Tacoma.

Date Starting Pitcher
Sunday, August 7 @ 1:10 pm

Mariners Roof Report

Brought to you by
Sunny
High 86° | Low 61°
Roof is closed
Angels at Mariners today at 1:10pm

Seattle Mariners

Mariners Mitch Haniger...
Brandon Gustafson

Mitch Haniger returns to the Mariners, Abraham Toro optioned to Tacoma

Mitch Haniger is officially back with the Mariners after missing three months due to injury. Abraham Toro was demoted to Tacoma.
1 day ago
Mariners...
The Associated Press

Mariners win 2-1 in Game 1, fall to Angels Game 2 to split doubleheader

The Mariners beat the Angels 2-1 to start Saturday's doubleheader, but Seattle fell 7-1 to Los Angeles in the nightcap.
1 day ago
Mariners Jake Lamb...
Brandon Gustafson

‘It’s just full circle’: Jake Lamb ‘feels like a kid’ playing for hometown Mariners

Jake Lamb made it no secret how excited and thankful he is to join the Mariners, his hometown team, after a midseason trade from L.A.
1 day ago
Mariners Angels...
The Associated Press

Mariners rally in 9th, come up short in extras vs Angels in 4-3 loss

The Mariners rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, but the Angels came out with a 4-3 win in extras in the series opener on Friday.
2 days ago
Mariners Julio Rodríguez Ty France...
Brandon Gustafson

France returns to the Mariners, how Rodríguez, Haniger and more are progressing

All-Star 1B Ty France is back with the Mariners and he may soon be joined by a number of other key players soon, Scott Servais said.
2 days ago
Mariners...
Brandon Gustafson

Morosi: Mariners are well set up to make playoffs, potentially win 2 series

The Mariners not only have a great shot at ending their playoff drought, Jon Morosi says, he thinks they can do some damage there.
2 days ago
Mariners claim C Tuffy Gosewich, DFA RHP Jonathan Aro