Rzepczynski agreed to a minor-league contract with Seattle on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Rzepczynski elected free agency after the Indians outrighted him to the minors July 20. He figures to serve as organizational depth moving forward.
Rzepczynski became a free agent after passing through waivers Friday. Rzepcznski will look for a new home after being designated for assignment by Cleveland prior to the All-Star break. Over 23 appearances between the Indians and Mariners this year, he's logged an unsightly 6.97 ERA and 2.52 WHIP.
The Indians outrighted Rzepczynski to Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. Rzepczynski will stick around in the Cleveland organization as relief depth after going unclaimed off waivers earlier this week. The 32-year-old has allowed left-handers to hit .258/.361/.387 against him this season, a rather unimpressive line for a pitcher billed as a LOOGY.
Rzepczynski was designated for assignment by the Indians on Wednesday. Rzepczynski has appeared in 23 games out of the bullpen in 2018, posting an ugly 6.97 ERA and 2.52 WHIP with 11 strikeouts over 10.1 innings. After removing the 32-year-old left-hander from the 40-man roster, Cleveland activated Tyler Olson (lat) from the disabled list.
The Indians selected Rzepczynski's contract from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. After being released by Seattle in early June, Rzepczynski inked a minor-league deal with Cleveland two weeks later and made just six appearances in the minors before getting the call back to the big leagues. Rzepczynski will be used almost exclusively in lefty-on-lefty matchups for the Tribe; he's held opposing left-handers to a .222/.295/.303 batting line for his career.