Seattle sends RHP De Fratus to Rangers as PTBNL

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De Fratus is Player to be Named Later in Patrick Kivlehan trade

SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has sent right-handed pitcher Justin De Fratus to the Texas Rangers as the player to be named later to complete the Patrick Kivlehan trade. Seattle acquired Kivlehan on May 29.

De Fratus, 28, was signed by Seattle on Dec. 2, 2015. With AAA Tacoma this season he was 2-2 with a 3.21 ERA in 19 relief appearances.

He previously spent his entire career in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, drafted in the 11th round out of Ventura College (CA) in 2007. The 6-4, 225-pound right-hander was signed by then Phillies scout Tim Kissner, now the Mariners Director of International Operations.

Justin has been used exclusively as a relief pitcher the Major Leagues during the 2011-2015 seasons, making a total of 191 appearances, including 173 over the last three years.  He was 0-2 with a 5.51 ERA in 61 appearances in 2015. His best season was 2014 when he was 3-2 with a 2.39 ERA for the Phillies in 54 appearances (12 walks and 49 strikeouts) with a 1.082 WHIP. 

JUSTIN DE FRATUS’s PLAYING RECORD

YEAR CLUB W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2007 GCL Phillies 2-3 4.30 10 8 0 0 0 46.0 51 25 22 1 2 3 34 1 0
2008 Williamsport 6-5 3.67 14 14 1 0 0 83.1 87 39 34 1 2 25 74 5 0
2009 Lakewood 5-6 3.19 36 12 0 0 3 110.0 108 44 39 3 10 16 101 4 0
2010 Clearwater 2-0 1.79 29 0 0 0 15 40.1 31 9 8 1 2 11 43 3 0
2010 Reading 1-0 2.19 20 0 0 0 6 24.2 17 6 6 2 0 5 28 0 0
2011 Reading 4-0 2.10 23 0 0 0 8 34.1 28 11 8 1 3 14 43 2 0
  Lehigh Valley 2-3 3.73 28 0 0 0 7 41.0 35 19 17 3 3 11 56 5 0
  PHILADELPHIA 1-0 2.25 5 0 0 0 0 4.0 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 0
2012 Clearwater# 0-0 0.00 2 1 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  GCL Phillies# 0-0 0.00 2 1 0 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
  Lehigh Valley 0-1 2.49 17 0 0 0 3 21.2 15 6 6 2 0 3 22 2 0
  PHILADELPHIA 0-0 3.38 13 0 0 0 0 10.2 7 5 4 0 0 5 8 1 0
2013 Lehigh Valley 3-0 1.89 13 0 0 0 0 19.0 18 5 4 0 2 6 17 2 0
  PHILADELPHIA 3-3 3.86 58 0 0 0 0 46.2 45 21 20 3 5 25 42 6 0
2014 Lehigh Valley 0-0 4.50 15 0 0 0 3 16.0 20 8 8 1 1 4 13 1 0
  PHILADELPHIA 3-1 2.39 54 0 0 0 0 52.2 45 19 14 4 3 12 49 2 0
2015 PHILADELPHIA 0-2 5.51 61 0 0 0 0 80.0 92 52 49 9 5 32 68 7 0
2016 Tacoma 2-2 3.21 19 0 0 0 0 28.0 23 10 10 2 2 7 18 3 0
Minor Lg. Totals 27-20 3.11 228 36 1 0 45 468.1 436 182 162 17 27 105 453 28 0
ML Totals   7-6 4.08 191 0 0 0 0 194.0 190 99 88 16 14 77 170 17 0

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