Danish was released by the Mariners on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Danish recorded an awful 21.26 ERA in 15.2 innings for Triple-A Tacoma prior to earning his release. He's still just 24 years old and has 13 major-league innings under his belt, but his next organization will clearly have to fix something with him if he's to make it back to the big leagues.
The Mariners reassigned Danish to their minor-league camp Sunday, the Associated Press reports. Danish made seven appearances out of the White Sox bullpen in 2018, giving up five earned runs across 6.1 innings. After being outrighted by Chicago last September, Danish latched on with the Mariners on a minor-league pact in the offseason, but never made much of a case for an Opening Day relief job. He's expected to open the upcoming campaign at Triple-A Tacoma.
Danish posted Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that he agreed to a contract with the Mariners. The particulars of Danish's contract aren't known, but he'll likely join Seattle on a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training. The 24-year-old reliever has made 11 appearances in the majors with the White Sox over parts of the past three seasons, accruing a 4.85 ERA and 2.31 WHIP.
Danish was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. In terms of roster composition, this move comes as a bit of a surprise, as no corresponding move was made. There is some speculation that this could be a move to allow a new pitcher to come up from the minors to start Tuesday's contest against Kansas City, though things are a bit unclear on that front. Regardless, Danish's past struggles in the big leagues and lower standing in the organization make him even less appealing than he was before from a fantasy perspective.
Danish was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday. Danish will head back to the minors to free up a roster spot for Tuesday's starter, Michael Kopech. The 23-year-old Danish struggled to a brutal 7.11 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 5:4 K:BB across 6.1 innings during his first stint with the White Sox this season.
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