RHP Zach Lee Claimed off Waivers by San Diego

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that right-handed pitcher Zach Lee has been claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres.

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SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that right-handed pitcher Zach Lee has been claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres.

With today’s roster move, the Mariners Major League, 40-man, roster remains at 40 players.

Lee, 24, was designated for assignment on Dec. 3. He was acquired from Los Angeles-NL in exchange for infielder Chris Taylor on June 19. Lee combined for a record of 7-14 with a 6.14 ERA (101 ER, 148.0 IP) with 107 strikeouts and 39 walks in 27 starts with AAA Oklahoma City and AAA Tacoma last season. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound right-hander began the season in the Dodgers organization at AAA Oklahoma City, where he went 7-5 with 4.89 ERA (40 ER, 73.2 IP) with 57 strikeouts and 15 walks in 13 starts. After being acquired by the Mariners, Lee went 0-9 with a 7.39 ERA (61 ER, 74.1 IP) with 50 strikeouts and 24 walks in 14 starts with AAA Tacoma.

The native of Plano, TX., was originally selected by Los Angeles-NL in the 1st round (28th overall) of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of McKinney High School (McKinney, Texas). He made his Major League debut with the Dodgers on July 25, 2015 at New York-NL, and took the loss, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk over 4.2 innings pitched.  last season, going 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA (7 ER, 4.2 IP) with 3 strikeouts in 1 start. In parts of 6 minor league seasons with the Dodgers (2011-2016) and Mariners organizations, Lee has compiled a career record of 52-55 with a 4.29 ERA (379 ER, 794.1 IP) with 614 strikeouts and 212 walks in 153 career games (149 starts). He was listed as a Baseball America Top-100 prospect prior to the 2011 (#89), 2012 (#62) and 2014 (#95) seasons.

 

LEE’s PLAYING RECORD

 

YEAR CLUB W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2011 Great Lakes 9-6 3.47 24 24 0 0 0 109.0 101 51 42 9 7 32 91 8 0
2012 Rancho Cucamonga 2-3 4.55 12 12 0 0 0 55.1 60 31 28 9 1 10 52 0 0
2012 Chattanooga 4-3 4.25 13 13 0 0 0 65.2 69 37 31 6 1 22 51 0 0
2013 Chattanooga 10-10 3.22 28 25 1 1 0 142.2 132 57 51 13 4 35 131 5 0
2014 Albuquerque 7-13 5.39 28 27 0 0 0 150.1 177 105 90 18 6 54 97 5 0
2015 Oklahoma City 11-6 2.70 19 19 1 0 0 113.1 107 40 34 5 4 19 81 2 0
AZL Dodgers 1-0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Rancho Cucamonga 1-0 3.60 1 1 0 0 0 5.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
LOS ANGELES-NL 0-1 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 11 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0
2016 Oklahoma City 7-5 4.89 13 13 0 0 0 73.2 95 47 40 11 0 15 57 3 1
  Tacoma 0-9 7.39 14 14 0 0 0 74.1 98 64 61 11 4 24 50 6 0
Minor Lg Totals 52-55 4.29 153 149 2 1 0 794.1 843 434 379 82 27 212 614 29 1
ML Totals 0-1 13.50 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 11 7 7 1 0 1 3 0 0