Mariners outright the contract of RHP Ryan Weber to AAA Tacoma

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 Ryan Weber to AAA Tacoma.

The Mariners Major League, 40-man, roster remains at 40 players.

Weber, 26, was designated for assignment on Monday (Nov. 28) after being claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Nov. 2. He went 1-1 with a 5.45 ERA (22 ER, 36.1 IP) in 16 games (2 starts) with Atlanta last season, striking out 23 and walking 5. In 26 games, including 5 starts, with AAA Gwinnett this season, Weber was 2-3 with a 2.76 ERA (19 ER, 62.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts and 14 walks. A native of St. Petersburg, FL, Weber was drafted by the Braves in the 22ndround of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of St. Petersburg College. He made his Major League debut with Atlanta on Sept. 8, 2015 at Philadelphia. In parts of 2 seasons with the Braves, he has compiled a career record of 1-4 with a 5.15 ERA (37 ER, 64.2 IP) with 42 strikeouts and 11 walks in 21 games (7 starts). Over parts of 8 minor league seasons with Atlanta, Weber is 33-36 with a 3.78 ERA (268 ER, 638.0 IP) with 462 strikeouts and 106 walks in 203 games (77 starts).