Mariners Select Catcher Brandon Bantz from AAA Tacoma

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today the following roster moves:

  • Catcher Brandon Bantz selected from AAA Tacoma (pronounced bants)
  • INF Carlos Triunfel optioned to AAA Tacoma
  • OF Franklin Gutierrez transferred to the 60-day disabled list (retro to 4/23, eligible to come off DL 6/22)

Bantz (#65) will be in uniform and available for today's 12:40 p.m. game vs. the Chicago White Sox at Safeco Field.

Bantz, 26, has appeared in 17 games with AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma this season. He combined to bat .200 (11x55) with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. Behind the plate he has thrown out 14 of 23 attempted base stealers (61%).

The native of Arlington, Texas (resides in Midlothian, TX) was originally selected in the 30th round of the 2009 June Draft out of Dallas Baptist University.