Mariners trade LHP Tyler Olson to Dodgers
Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson has been traded to Los Angeles (NL) in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Olson, 26, was designated for assignment on Dec. 16 to make room on the roster for right-hander A.J. Schugel. He began last season in the Majors with Seattle, appearing in 11 games as a reliever and going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA (8 ER, 13.1 IP) before being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion. With AAA Tacoma he was 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA (27 ER, 54.1 IP) in 25 games including 6 starts with the Rainiers. In three minor league seasons in the Mariners organization, he was 17-17 with a 3.86 ERA (110 ER, 256.2 IP) in 70 games including 41 starts. He was originally drafted by the Mariners in the 7th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft.