SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has sent left-handed pitcher Jake Brentz and right-handed pitcher Pedro Vasquez to Pittsburgh to complete the trade for right-handed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero. The Mariners acquired Caminero from the Pirates on Aug. 6 in exchange for a player to be named later and a conditional player to be named later.
Brentz, 21 (turns 22 on Sept. 14), appeared with short-season A Everett, A Clinton and AAA Tacoma this season, posting a combined record of 4-2 with a 5.32 ERA (27 ER, 45.2 IP) with 50 strikeouts and 36 walks in 20 games, including 7 starts. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound left-hander appeared most recently with Clinton, and was 3-1 with a 4.35 ERA (5 ER, 10.1 IP) with 14 strikeouts and 6 walks in 8 games. Brentz was acquired by Seattle along with left-handed pitchers Rob Rasmussen and Nick Wells from Toronto in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mark Lowe on July 31, 2015. A native of Ballwin, Missouri, Brentz was originally selected by Toronto in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Parkway South High School (Manchester, Missouri).
Vasquez, 20 (turns 21 on Sept. 23), made appearances with the AZL Mariners and A Clinton this season, posting a combined record of 5-4 with a 2.26 ERA (18 ER, 71.2 IP) with 52 strikeouts and 9 walks in 13 games, including 12 starts. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-hander made 8 starts with Clinton, going 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA (11 ER, 43.1 IP) with 30 strikeouts and 4 walks. A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Vasquez was originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on April 8, 2015 by Mariners scouts Eddy Toledo and Tim Kissner.