Reliever Ryan Garton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Tacoma.
Jacob Hannemann is going back to Chicago. The speedy outfielder was claimed off waivers on Thursday by his former team — the Cubs.
Meanwhile, reliever Ryan Garton cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Tacoma.
It leaves two open spots on the Mariners 40-man roster, which will be needed with players on the 60-day disabled list having to be re-added to the 40-man roster following the World Series.
Hannemann, 26, came to the Mariners organization on a waivers claim from the Cubs on Sept. 4 after he was designated for assignment. He appeared in 11 games, hitting .150 (3 for 20) with three runs scored, a homer and a RBI. A defense-first, fourth-outfield type, the Mariners used him as a fill-in for Jarrod Dyson, who went on the disabled list in late August and later opted for season-ending surgery. Hannemann returns to the Cubs, who drafted him in the third round of the 2013 draft out of Brigham Young. He hit .247 (432 of 1749) hitter with 249 runs, 98 doubles, 22 triples, 31 home runs, 164 RBI and 120 stolen bases in 455 games over five seasons in the Cubs minor league system.
Garton, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, posted a 1.54 ERA in 13 outings and 11 1/3 innings pitched with seven strikeouts and a walk. He was acquired with catcher Mike Marjama on Aug. 6 from the Rays in exchange for reliever Steve Cishek. He appeared in parts of two MLB seasons with the Rays and Mariners, making 57 appearances with a 1-3 record, a save and 4.55 ERA. In 61 1/3 innings pitched, he struck out 49 strikeouts with 17 walks.