Wieland cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Wieland was optioned to Triple-A on Friday following the team's activation of Steve Cishek from the DL. He'll now land at Triple-A, while freeing up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Wieland was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Friday. This move is unsurprising as it was made subsequently to the team activating Steve Cishek from the 15-day DL. Wieland sports a 5.38 ERA in 103.2 innings pitched in Tacoma this season.
Wieland made his season debut in a spot start Friday versus the A's, allowing six runs on nine hits across five innings. He struck out three and suffered the loss. Wieland was making a spot start for Ariel Miranda, who pitched in a relief role Tuesday, and he fell victim to a pair of rough innings. He surrendered three runs in the first inning, cruised through four more innings and was then chased from the game after a rally with no outs in the sixth inning resulted in three more. Wieland was not having a stellar season at Triple-A Tacoma before being called up, and Friday's performance should ensure that he is sent right back down.
Wieland was called up by the Mariners on Friday and will get the start against Oakland. Wieland has yet to make an appearance in the majors this season, but will take the mound in Oakland on Friday. He has amassed an 11-5 record with Triple-A Tacoma this season, posting a 5.38 ERA with a 1.56 WHIP. Ariel Miranda was scheduled to start Friday, but he made a relief appearance in Tuesday's extra-inning affair, so Wieland will get the nod.
Wieland was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. Wieland has struggled mightily during his time in the minors this season, holding a 17.31 ERA and 3.38 WHIP through five starts this season. This led the Mariners to simply oust him from the 40-man roster despite not even needing the spot for any particular reason. Wieland will likely continue acting as organizational depth.
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