Mariners trade left-handed reliever Tyler Olson to Dodgers

Dec 18, 2015, 12:43 PM | Updated: 1:44 pm
Spokane native Tyler Olson appeared in 11 games out of the Mariners’ bullpen in 2015. (AP)...
Spokane native Tyler Olson appeared in 11 games out of the Mariners' bullpen in 2015. (AP)
(AP)

The Mariners announced Friday they have sent left-handed relief pitcher Tyler Olson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

A Spokane native and Gonzaga alum, the 26-year-old Olson made the jump from Double-A to the Mariners out of spring training and appeared in 11 games for Seattle last season.

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Olson had a 1-1 record, 5.40 ERA, 2.10 WHIP and eight strikeouts with the Mariners before hitting the disabled list in early May with a right knee contusion. Following his recovery he was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, where he spent the rest of 2015, going 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 53 strikeouts over 25 games (six starts, 54 1/3 innings).

Olson, who was drafted by the Mariners in the seventh round of the 2013 MLB Draft, was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room for right-handed pitcher A.J. Schugel on the 40-man roster.

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