Mariners outright RHP Cody Martin to AAA Tacoma

Martin made his 2017 debut with the Mariners on Sunday at Kansas City

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has outrighted right-handed pitcher Cody Martin to AAA Tacoma.

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

Martin, 27, was recalled by the Mariners as the "26th man" for game 2 of a doubleheader on Sunday (8/6) at Kansas City. He was returned to AAA Tacoma following the game. He made his first appearance of 2017 with Seattle on Sunday, allowing 4 runs (3 earned runs) on 5 hits and 2 walks over 2.0 innings pitched. Prior to being recalled by the Mariners, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound right-hander posted a 3.78 ERA (14 ER, 33.1 IP) with 40 strikeouts and 10 walks while limiting opponents to a .266 (34x128) average against in 14 games (4 starts) with AAA Tacoma. He began the season on Tacoma's disabled list with a right forearm strain, April 13-May 31.

Martin made 9 appearances, including 2 starts, with the Mariners in 2016, going 1-2 with a 3.86 ERA (11 ER, 25.2 IP) with 15 strikeouts and 9 walks. He was claimed off waivers by Seattle from Oakland on Oct. 29, 2015. In parts of 3 Major League seasons with the Braves (2015), Athletics (2015) and Mariners (2016-c), he is 3-7 with a 6.33 ERA (41 ER, 58.1 IP) with 42 strikeouts and 23 walks in 35 games (4 starts). The native of Dos Palos, CA, was selected by Atlanta in the 7th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Gonzaga University.