Mariners recall RHP Mayckol from AAA Tacoma

LHP Mike Montgomery optioned to AAA Tacoma.

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Seattle Mariners today announced the following roster moves prior to today's game at the Chicago White Sox.

  • Mayckol Guaipe, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma [pronunciation: Michael GWHY-pay]
  • Mike Montgomery, LHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game August 29)

Guaipe, 24, made his Major League debut June 1 at New York, working 2.1 perfect innings vs. the Yankees after being recalled from AAA Tacoma prior to the game. He's appeared in 8 games with Seattle this season, in three different stints with the club. He last appeared in a game Aug. 14 working 1.2 innings at Boston. Overall he is 0-3, 7.50 in 8 games with the Mariners.

In 38 appearances with AAA Tacoma the right-hander was 0-4 with 5 saves and a 2.87 ERA (15 ER, 47.0 IP). He struck out 36 and walked only 10 batters.

Montgomery, 25, was recalled from Tacoma on June 2, and made his MLB debut that night as the starting pitcher vs. the Yankees. He made 16 starts with Seattle, posting a 4-6, 4.60 mark (90.0 IP, 46 ER). The left-hander was 4-3 with a 3.74 ERA (22 ER, 53.0 IP) in 9 starts with AAA Tacoma. He tossed at least 6.0 inning in 7 of his 9 starts, including 3 starts of 7.0 IP or more. In 5 starts in May he was 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA (14 ER, 31.1 IP).

Montgomery has compiled a 46-50 record with a 4.24 ERA in 164 career minor league appearances (159 starts) in 8 professional seasons. He was originally selected by the Kansas City Royals in the supplemental first round (36th overall) of the 2008 June Draft out of Hart High School (Newhall, CA). He was acquired by the Mariners on March 31, 2015 from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RHP Erasmo Ramirez.