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Mariners add Rumbelow, Whalen to fold


SEATTLE -- As they prepare for a tough 10-game stretch against the best teams in the American League East, the Mariners moved to beef up their bullpen on Thursday by promoting right-handers Nick Rumbelow and Rob Whalen from Triple-A Tacoma.


First baseman Daniel Vogelbach was optioned back to Tacoma and right-handed reliever Mike Morin was designated for assignment to open spots on the Major League Roster.


View Full Game Coverage The moves bring the Mariners back to an eight-man bullpen and reinforce a group that currently has Juan Nicasio and Nick Vincent on the 10-day disabled list, though both could return next week on Seattle's upcoming road trip to New York and Boston.


He was acquired from New York in November for Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then and figured in the Mariners' bullpen plans until being sidelined by a nerve issue in his neck during Spring Training.


• Catcher Chris Herrmann, on the 10-day DL with strained right oblique, started a rehab stint at Tacoma on Wednesday and went 0-for-3 and scored a run while playing designated hitter in a 5-3 win over Omaha.


SEATTLE -- As they prepare for a tough 10-game stretch against the best teams in the American League East, the Mariners moved to beef up their bullpen on Thursday by promoting right-handers Nick Rumbelow and Rob Whalen from Triple-A Tacoma.


First baseman Daniel Vogelbach was optioned back to Tacoma and right-handed reliever Mike Morin was designated for assignment to open spots on the Major League roster.




READ MORE (MLB.com)


  • Mariners recall right-handers Rob Whalen and Nick Rumbelow to bolster the bullpenSeattle Times
  • Mariners call up RHPs Nick Rumbelow, Rob Whalen ahead of Red Sox series; Kyle ...MyNorthwest.com
  • Rob Whalen & Nick Rumbelow called up, Dan Vogelbach retrieves still-packed bag ...Lookout Landing
  • After long roads back to bigs, Mariners' Rob Whalen, Nick Rumbelow recall ...Tri-City Herald
  • M's recall relievers Rumbelow, Whalen, send Vogelbach to Triple-AThe Daily Herald
  • Mariners' Diaz on historic save pace, and Servais is losing hair over itKitsap Sun
  • Mariners' Michael Morin: Designated for assignment ThursdayCBSSports.com
  • Mariners Designate Mike MorinHome Run Daily


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