The Mariners introduced that right- hander Matt Festa went unclaimed on waivers and also has actually been appointed outright to Triple- ANashville He’s been welcomed to Major League Spring Training as a non- lineup gamer.
The 26- year- old Festa made his MLB launching with the Mariners in 2018 and also has actually pitched an overall of 30 2/3 innings of alleviation because that time. To this factor in his reasonably young occupation, Festa has actually handled a 4.70 PERIOD with a 25- to-14 K/BB proportion and also a 36.5 percent ground- sphere price in the Majors.
Festa, a 7th- rounded choice back in 2016, has actually balanced regarding 93 miles per hour on his 4- seamer– instead pedestrian amongst reducers in today’s video game– however the righty’s success in both Double- An and also Triple- A can make him review with the Mariners in the future. The Seattle bullpen is brief on tested possessions and also might include a Rule 5 choice (Yohan Ramirez) in addition to numerous out- of- choices hurlers to start the period (Matt Magill, Sam Tuivailala, Dan Altavilla and also offseason pick-up Carl Edwards Jr.). That might be a dish for a reasonable little bit of in- period turn over, so it would not be a substantial shock to Festa back in Seattle eventually this summer season, specifically if he has the ability to proceed his solid top- minors manufacturing.