The Mariners have signed reliever Mike MacDougal to a minor league deal and will assign him to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
MacDougal, 37, had been pitching for the Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic League. He allowed one run in four innings of work, striking out seven without issuing a walk. MacDougal spent 2013 in the minor league systems of the Phillies and Reds, but hasn’t been in the big leagues since 2012 with the Dodgers. In 5 2/3 innings with the Dodgers, he allowed five runs with a 4/6 K/BB ratio.
The Rays announced on Tuesday that the club acquired outfielder Peter Bourjos from the White Sox in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
As all three starting outfield jobs in Tampa Bay are spoken for, Bourjos is looking at a bench role to open the 2017 regular season. Last season with the Phillies, Bourjos hit .251/.292/.389 with 20 doubles, 23 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 383 plate appearances. The bat is still weak, but he also still plays solid defense and runs the bases well.
The Reds claimed second baseman Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported on Tuesday.
Gennett, who turns 27 years old on May 1, was expendable as the Brewers planned to use Jonathan Villar on an everyday basis at second base. He’ll provide infield depth in Cincinnati.
Over parts of four seasons in the majors, Gennett has hit .279/.318/.420 with 35 home runs and 160 RBI in 1,637 plate appearances.