Former Mariners RHP Cory Gearrin claimed off waivers by Yankees

Aug 23, 2019, 1:25 PM

RHP Cory Gearrin originally signed with the Mariners in Jan. 2019. (Getty)...

RHP Cory Gearrin originally signed with the Mariners in Jan. 2019. (Getty)


The Mariners Friday officially recalled left-handed pitcher Justus Sheffield from Double-A Arkansas. A roster spot was made available after right-handed pitcher Cory Gearrin was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees.

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Sheffield had already been scheduled to start Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, though New York’s waiver claim makes the roster move a bit easier for Seattle. The Mariners’ roster now sits at 37.

The 23-year-old Sheffield, who was originally acquired as part of a trade that sent former Mariners pitcher James Paxton to the Yankees, is ranked as Seattle’s third-overall prospect.

The 33-year-old Gearrin made 48 total appearances with the Mariners, including two starts. He finished his Seattle stint 0-2 with a 3.92 ERA.

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