Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Cody Martin off of waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
To make room on the Major League, 40-man, roster, Seattle has released right-handed pitcher Logan Kensing. The Mariners 40-man roster now stands at 40.
Martin, 26, who was acquired in a trade by Oakland from the Atlanta Braves on July 2, 2015, appeared 4 games, including 2 starts with the Athletics, going 0-2 with a 14.00 ERA (14 ER, 9.0 IP). Prior to joining the A’s on Sept. 1, Martin went 4-4 with a 5.10 ERA (34 ER, 60.0 IP) in 11 starts with Triple-A Nashville.
Martin was on the Braves Opening Day roster and went 2-3 with a 5.40 ERA (13 ER, 21.1 IP) in 21 relief appearances over two stints with Atlanta in his Major League debut. He also went 1-3 with 1 save, a 2.10 ERA and .198 opponents batting average in 7 games, including 6 starts, with Triple-A Gwinnett. Martin was originally selected by the Braves in the 7th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft and is 31-29 with a 3.24 ERA in 118 games, including 84 starts, in 5 minor league seasons.
Kensing, 33, went 2-1 with a 5.87 ERA (10 ER, 15.1 IP) in 19 relief appearances with Seattle this season. He also appeared in 19 games in his second season with Triple-A Tacoma, going 2-0 with 1 save and a 2.23 ERA (8 ER, 32.1 IP) after signing a minor league player contract with Seattle on May 13.