Mariners select RHP Christian Bergman from AAA Tacoma

RHP Andrew Moore optioned to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

  • Christian Bergman, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
  • Andrew Moore, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

Bergman (#56) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (6:10 p.m.) game vs. the Los Angeles Angels.

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

Bergman, 29, went 4-4 with a 5.44 ERA (28 ER, 46.1 IP) with 30 strikeouts and 14 walks in 9 games (8 starts) in his first stint (5/7-6/20) with Seattle earlier this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander has spent the majority of the season with AAA Tacoma, compiling a record of 8-3 with a 4.88 ERA (43 ER, 79.1 IP) in 14 starts. He has held opponents to a .280 (90x321) average, while striking out 60 and walking 16. He won his first 7 decisions with the Rainiers, going 7-0 with a 2.91 ERA (17 ER, 52.2 IP) over 9 starts (4/11-7/9). He signed with Seattle as a minor league free on Dec. 1, 2016 after spending the previous seven seasons in the Colorado organization.

In parts of 4 Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), he is 11-13 with a 5.71 ERA (123 ER, 194.0 IP) with 120 strikeouts in 64 games (23 starts). In parts of 8 minor league seasons with the Rockies and Mariners organizations, he is 48-33 with a 3.77 ERA (300 ER, 716.1 IP) with 501 strikeouts and 135 walks in 126 games (117 starts). He was selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of the University of California, Irvine.

Moore, 23, made 1 relief appearance with the Mariners after being recalled from AAA Tacoma prior to last night's game. He allowed 4 runs on 6 hits while striking out 1 and walking 1 in 1.2 innings pitched last night vs. the Angels. Overall, he is 1-3 with a 6.34 ERA (27 ER, 38.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts and 5 walks in 7 games (6 starts). The 6-foot, 195-pound right-hander is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA (25 ER, 61.0 IP) with 54 strikeouts and 10 walks in 11 starts with AAA Tacoma. He began the season with AA Arkansas where he was 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA (8 ER, 34.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts and 9 walks in 6 games (5 starts) before being promoted to Tacoma on May 8. In 3 minor league seasons in the Seattle organization (2015-17), he is 17-10 with a 2.72 ERA (90 ER, 297.2 IP) with 263 strikeouts and 52 walks in 59 games (52 starts). He was selected by Seattle in the 2nd round (72nd overall) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Oregon State University.