Mariners acquire Minor League RHP Bonnell

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the Mariners acquired Minor League right-handed pitcher Bryan Bonnell from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for the Mariners International Signing Slot #71.

Bonnell, 23, is 0-2 with 4 saves and a 4.09 ERA in 9 relief appearances with High-A Charlotte in the Florida State League. In three minor league seasons, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound right-hander is 6-5 with a 4.41 ERA (49 ER, 100.0 IP) with 94 strikeouts in 50 games, including one start. He was selected by Tampa in the 36th round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.