SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:
- Andrew Moore, RHP, selected from AAA Tacoma.
- Christian Bergman, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game June 20).
- Tyler Cloyd, RHP, designated for assignment.
Moore (#48) will be available for tonight’s 7:10 pm game against the Detroit Tigers at Safeco Field.
Moore, 23, combined to go 4-3 with a 2.72 ERA (25 ER, 82.2 IP) with 77 strikeouts in 14 games, including 13 starts with AAA Tacoma and AA Arkansas this season. He began the season with Arkansas where he was 1-2 with a 2.08 ERA (8 ER, 34.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts in 6 games (5 starts) before being promoted to Tacoma. With the Rainiers, he was 3-1 with a 3.19 ERA (17 ER, 48.0 IP) with 44 strikeouts in 8 starts. In his 13 starts, has limited opponents to 2 runs or less in 9 games, and 3 runs or less in 11 of 13 starts. After his 2016 season, he received the Jamie Moyer Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award by the Seattle Mariners after going 12-4 with a 2.65 ERA (48 ER, 163.0 IP) in 29 starts between High-A Bakersfield and A Jackson.
In three minor league seasons in the Seattle organization (2015-17), he has combined to go 17-8 with a 2.59 ERA (82 ER, 284.2 IP) with 253 strikeouts in 56 games, including 49 starts. He was selected by Seattle in the 2nd round (72nd overall) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Oregon State University after his junior season. During his collegiate career, he was 27-9 with a 2.10 ERA (81 ER, 347.2 IP) with 251 strikeouts in 51 games, including 48 starts. Moore is a Northwest native from Eugene, OR (North Eugene High School). He was named the Oregon High School Pitcher of the Year as a sophomore and junior, and a 5A State Player of the Year as a senior.
Bergman, 29, was 4-4 with a 5.44 ERA (28 ER, 46.1 IP) with 30 strikeouts in 9 games, including 8 starts for Seattle after being selected from AAA Tacoma on May 7. He allowed 2 earned runs or less in 5 of his 8 starts and 3 or less in 6 of 8, including two outings of 7.0 shutout innings. He began the season with AAA Tacoma where he was 5-0 with a 2.17 ERA (7 ER, 29.0 IP) with 24 strikeouts in 5 starts. He signed with Seattle as a minor league free on Dec. 1, 2016 after spending the previous seven seasons in the Colorado organization. Last season, he had four stints with Colorado, combining to go 1-3 with an 8.39 ERA (23 ER, 24.2 IP) with 22 strikeouts in 15 appearances (1 start). He spent time on the Major League 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique May 20-July 9. He made 10 starts with AAA Albuquerque, going 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA (21 ER, 51.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts.
In four Major League seasons with Colorado & Seattle, he is 11-13 with a 5.71 ERA (123 ER, 194.0 IP) with 120 strikeouts in 64 games, including 23 starts. In parts of eight minor league seasons with the Rockies and Mariners organizations, he is 45-30 with a 3.57 ERA (264 ER, 666.1 IP) with 465 strikeouts in 117 games, including 108 starts. He was selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of California, Irvine.
Cloyd, 30, made one appearance with the Mariners after being selected from Tacoma on June 2: he was the winning pitcher on June 9 in a 4-2 victory over the Jays after tossing 1.0 shutout inning. Cloyd was 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA (3 ER, 19.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts in 5 starts with AAA Tacoma after having his contract purchased from the independent Atlantic League. He signed a minor league contract with Seattle on May 12 and was assigned to Tacoma. With the Somerset Patriots, he opened the season going 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA (2 ER, 12.0 IP) in three starts in the Atlantic League. In 2016, he opened the season with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the New York-AL organization where he was 1-1 with a 1.37 ERA (3 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 games including 3 starts before being placed on the 7-day minor league disabled list on April 25 with a right elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery.
In parts of 2 Major League seasons with Philadelphia (2012-13), was 4-9, 5.98 ERA (62 ER, 93.1 IP) with 71 strikeouts in 19 games, 17 starts. In 9 minor league seasons with Philadelphia (2008-13), Cleveland (2014), New York-AL (2016) and Seattle (2017), he has combined to go 65-40 with a 3.47 ERA (367 ER, 952.0 IP) with 753 strikeouts in 190 games including 145 starts. He spent the 2015 season with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization. He was selected by Philadelphia in the 18th round of the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the Univ. of Nebraska, Omaha (2006-07) where he was a two-time All-North Central Conference honoree and was twice named NCC Most Valuable Pitcher.