BLUE JAYS HOOK BASS ON WAIVERS FROM MARINERS

Seattle removes three players from 40-man roster, Ryon Healy elects free agency. 

SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

  • Anthony Bass, RHP, claimed off waivers by Toronto.
  • Keon Broxton, OF, declined outright to Triple-A Tacoma and elected free agency.
  • Matt Wisler, RHP, claimed off waivers by Minnesota.
  • Ryon Healy, INF, elected free agency after declining yesterday’s outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Seattle’s 40-man roster is now at 37 players.

Bass, 31 (turns 32 on Friday), finished the season 2-4 with 5 saves (10 opportunities) and 6 holds, posting a 3.56 ERA (19 ER, 48.0 IP) with a 2.53 SO/BB rate (43/17) over 44 relief appearances with the Mariners. Among Seattle relievers with at least 45.0 innings pitched, Bass’ 3.56 ERA ranked third behind Cory Gearrin (3.20) and Erik Swanson (3.28), while his opponents’ batting average of .179 (30×168) led the bullpen.

Bass has appeared in parts of 8 Major League seasons with the Padres (2011-13), Astros (2014), Rangers (2015, ‘17), Cubs (2018) and Mariners (2019). He was signed by the Mariners on May 21 after being released by Cincinnati the day before. Made his Mariners debut on May 22 at Texas, throwing 0.2 scoreless innings.

Broxton, 29, hit .115 (6×52) with 5 runs, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, 8 walks, and 2 stolen bases in 29 games with the Mariners last season. He was claimed off waivers from Baltimore on July 27 after he was designated for assignment by the Orioles on July 21. He started the season with New York-NL, and was acquired by Baltimore in exchange for international bonus pool money on May 22. Overall, he hit .167 (34×204) with 24 runs, 4 doubles, 6 home runs, 16 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and 20 walks in 100 games with New York-NL (34 G), Baltimore (37 G), and Seattle (29 G).

Broxton was selected by the Diamondbacks in the 3rd round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Santa Fe Community College. He has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Pittsburgh (2015), Milwaukee (2016-18), New York-NL (2019), Baltimore (2019) and Seattle (2019).

Wisler, 27, went 1-2 with 4 holds over 23 games (8 starts) with Seattle, posting a 6.04 ERA (15 ER, 22.1 IP) with 29 strikeouts to just six walks. He began the season with San Diego, making 21 relief appearances and going 2-2 with a 5.28 ERA (17 ER, 29.0 IP) with four holds and 34 strikeouts.

Wisler has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with the Braves (2015-18), Reds (2018), Padres (2019) and Mariners (2019). He was acquired by the Mariners on July 4 from the Padres for cash considerations after being designated for assignment on June 29.

Healy, 27 (turns 28 on January 10), was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma yesterday. Today he declined the outright and has elected free agency.

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