Mariners Activate Benoit From 15-Day Disabled List

Seattle Mariners

RHP Mayckol Guaipe optioned to AAA Tacoma

BALTIMORE, Md. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves before tonight’s game vs. the Baltimore Orioles.

·         Joaquin Benoit, RHP, activated from 15-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation)

·         Mayckol Guaipe, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma

Benoit (#53) will be available for tonight’s game vs. the Orioles.

Benoit, 38, is 1-0 with 2 holds and a 3.60 ERA (2 ER, 5.0 IP) with 4 strikeouts in 5 relief appearances this season. His placement on the disabled list was retroactive to April 22, the day following his last appearance (4/21 at Cleveland). Benoit was acquired from San Diego this offseason in a three-player trade on Nov. 12.

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound right-hander is a veteran of 15 Major League seasons with Texas (2001-08), Tampa Bay (2010),

Detroit (2011-13), San Diego (2014-15) and Seattle (2015). He has a combined record of 55-42 with 50 saves and a 3.84

ERA (416 ER, 975.1 IP). For his career, Benoit has limited opposing hitters to a .223 batting average against, including a

.213 mark by left-handed hitters (.233 vs. RHH).

Guaipe, 25, made 5 appearances this season allowing 8 hits and 6 runs (4 earned runs) in 7.1 innings pitched (4.91 ERA) with Seattle after being recalled on April 25. Before his recall, Guaipe recorded 3 saves with a 2.16 ERA (2 ER, 8.1 IP) with 6 strikeouts in 6 games with AAA Tacoma.

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