RHP Weber outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma

RHP Weber outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma

SEATTLE -- Right-handed pitcher Ryan Weber was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma by the Mariners on Friday after clearing waivers.

Seattle claimed the 26-year-old last month from Atlanta, then it designated him for assignment on Monday to open a 40-man roster spot after trading Minor League outfielder Alex Jackson to the Braves for pitchers Rob Whalen and Max Povse.

The Mariners' 40-man roster remains at 40 as the club prepares to head to the Winter Meetings next week. MLB.com and MLB Network will have wall-to-wall coverage of the Meetings from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center outside Washington, D.C. Fans can watch live streaming of all news conferences and manager availability on MLB.com, including the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8 at 6 a.m. PT.

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Weber went 1-1 with a 5.45 ERA in 16 appearances with Atlanta last year, including two starts. He struck out 23 with five walks in 36 1/3 innings. He also posted a 2-3 record with a 2.76 EA in 26 appearances -- including five starts -- with Triple-A Gwinnett.

The Florida native was drafted by the Braves in the 22nd round in 2009 out of St. Petersburg College and is 33-36 with a 3.78 ERA in 203 games, including 77 starts, over eight Minor League seasons. He made his Major League debut with the Braves in '15 and went 1-4 with a 5.15 ERA in parts of two seasons with Atlanta in 21 games, including seven starts.

Greg Johns has covered the Mariners since 1997, and for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.