Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has recalled right-hander Mayckol Guaipe from AAA Tacoma. Right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation (retroactive to April 22).
Guaipe, 25, recorded 3 saves with a 2.16 ERA (2 ER, 8.1 IP) with 6 strikeouts in 6 games with AAA Tacoma. He made his Major League debut with Seattle last season, going 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA (16 ER, 26.2 IP) in 21 games over four stints.
In parts of 10 minor league seasons with Seattle, he is 23-22 with a 3.46 ERA (173, 450.1 IP) with 345 strikeouts in 211 games including 35 starts. He originally signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela on Oct. 11, 2016.
Benoit, 38, was 1-0 with 2 holds and a 3.60 ERA (2 ER, 5.0 IP) with 4 strikeouts in 5 relief appearances this season. Benoit was acquired from San Diego this offseason in a three-player trade on Nov. 12.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound right-hander is a veteran of 15 Major League seasons with Texas (2001-08), Tampa Bay (2010), Detroit (2011-13), San Diego (2014-15) and Seattle (2015). He has a combined record of 55-42 with 50 saves and a 3.84 ERA (416 ER, 975.1 IP). For his career, Benoit has limited opposing hitters to a .223 batting average against, including a .213 mark by left-handed hitters (.233 vs. RHH).