Mariners demote Edwin Diaz from the closer’s role

Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images
2 Comments

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have taken Edwin Diaz out of the closer’s role for the time being. Per Divish, Diaz has “some major mechanical issues” and “isn’t able to make in-game adjustments as needed.”

Manager Scott Servais will go with a closer-by-committee, playing match-ups with Nick Vincent, Steve Cishek, Mark Rzepczynski, and Tony Zych.

Diaz has allowed runs in both of his two most recent appearances and in four out of his seven total appearances this month. On the season, he’s 1-2 with seven saves in nine opportunities, a 5.28 ERA, and a 20/10 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings.