RHP Joel Peralta designated for assignment
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has recalled right-handed pitcher Cody Martin from AAA Tacoma. To make room on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta was designated for assignment.
· Cody Martin, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma
· Joel Peralta, RHP, designated for assignment
Martin (#57) will be available for tonight’s game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
Martin, 26, was 5-3 with a 5.67 ERA (29 ER, 46.0 IP) with 45 strikeouts in 12 games including 8 starts with AAA Tacoma this season. In his last 5 appearances, including one start, is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA (4 ER, 10.2 IP) with 10 strikeouts. He began the season in the starting rotation, going 4-2 with a 6.37 ERA (25 ER, 35.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts in 7 starts.
He made his Major League debut in 2015 with Atlanta and Oakland, going 2-5 with a 7.92 ERA (27 ER, 30.2 IP) with 27 strikeouts in 25 games, including 2 starts. In parts of 6 minor league seasons, he is 36-32 with a 3.44 ERA (219 ER, 573.2 IP) with 587 strikeouts in 130 games, including 92 starts. He was drafted by Atlanta in the 7th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.
Peralta, 40, was 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA (14 ER, 23.1 IP) with 28 strikeouts in 26 relief appearances for Seattle this season. The right-hander signed with Seattle as a free agent on February 9 and made the Opening Day roster after entering Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
In parts of 12 Major League seasons with Los Angeles-AL (2005), Kansas City (2006-08), Colorado (2009), Washington (2010), Tampa Bay (2011-14), Los Angeles-NL (2015) and Seattle (2016), he is 20-34 with 15 saves and a 4.00 ERA (286 ER, 644.0 IP) with 607 strikeouts in 615 relief appearances