Mariners outright the contract of RHP Joe Wieland to AAA Tacoma

Seattle's 40-man roster now at 39 players

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has outrighted the contract of right-handed pitcher Joe Wieland to Triple-A Tacoma.

The Mariners' Major League 40-man roster is now at 39 players.

Wieland, 26, is 1-3 with a 17.31 ERA (25 ER, 13.0 IP) in 5 starts with the Rainiers this season. He allowed just 3 earned runs in 9.0 IP (3.00 ERA) while posting a 1-0 record in his first two starts this season, but has been touched up for 22 earned runs on 24 hits while walking 8 and striking out 10 in a total of 4.0 innings over his last three starts, taking the loss in all three games.

Wieland was acquired from Los Angeles (NL) on Jan. 12 in exchange for Minor League infielder Erick Mejia. He spent the majority of last season with Triple-A Oklahoma where he was 10-5 with a 4.59 ERA (58 ER, 113.2 IP) with 92 strikeouts in 22 games including 21 starts. He also made two starts in the Majors with Los Angeles (NL), going 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA (8 ER, 8.2 IP) with 4 strikeouts.

In three Major League seasons with San Diego (2013-14) and Los Angeles-NL (2015), he has combined to go 1-5 with a 5.85 ERA (31 ER, 47.2 IP) with 36 strikeouts in 11 games including 9 starts. In his Minor League career in the Texas, San Diego and Los Angeles-NL organizations, he is 45-27 with a 3.52 ERA (231 ER, 590.1 IP) with 536 strikeouts in 117 games, including 107 starts.

The right-hander was originally selected by Texas in the 4th round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Bishop Manogue High School (Reno, NV). He was traded by Texas to San Diego, along with LHP Robbie Erlin, in exchange for RHP Mike Adams. He was acquired by Los Angeles-NL from San Diego, along with LHP Zach Eflin and C Yasmani Grandal, in exchange for OF Matt Kemp and C Tim Federowicz.