The Mariners on Friday called up Joe Wieland from the Rainiers before his start against the Athletics in Oakland.
The Seattle Mariners on Friday selected right-hand pitcher Joe Wieland from Class AAA Tacoma and announced him as the starter for Friday’s game against the Athletics in Oakland.
Wieland fills the spot on Seattle’s 25-man roster vacated by right-hander Jarrett Grube, whom the Mariners optioned to the Rainiers on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mariners designated outfielder Daniel Robertson for assignment.
Wieland, 26, will match up against A’s starter Sean Manaea when the teams face off at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Oakland Coliseum. It will be Wieland’s first appearance for Seattle after the Mariners acquired him in January from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for infielder Erick Mejia.
The right-hander has limited experience in the majors, appearing in just 11 games for the Padres and Dodgers since 2012. With Tacoma so far this year, Wieland pitched to an 11-5 record with a 5.38 earned-run average in 22 games and 20 starts.
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When it comes to 30-year-old Robertson, the M’s now have 10 days to trade, release or outright his contract to the minors.