The Seattle Mariners have acquired right-handed relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong in a trade with the Cleveland Indians, according to the club. In exchange, the Mariners sent the Indians international slot money. With the addition of Armstrong, Seattle’s 40-man roster is now at 38. Armstrong appeared in 21 games out Cleveland’s bullpen last season, going 1-0 with a 4.38 ERA over 24 2/3 innings of work. He allowed 23 hits and five home runs while striking out 20 batters. He also spent some time at Triple-A Columbus, where he went 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA across 28 relief outings. The 27-year-old, who played his college baseball at East Carolina University, was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the 33rd round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Mariners acquire Shawn Armstrong from Indians
Fanrag Sports | Dec 13