Yacabonis elected free agency Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Yacabonis made two appearances (one start) for the Mariners in 2020 before he was outrighted to the alternate training site in September. The 28-year-old will now search for a new destination during the offseason after recording a 5.71 ERA over the past four seasons.
Yacabonis cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Thursday. The 28-year-old was designated for assignment earlier in the week but will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Yacabonis appeared in two games for Seattle this season and gave up one run on two hits with one strikeout and three walks over 2.1 innings.
Yacabonis was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Tuesday. Yacabonis was charged with the loss in Monday's contest, and he'll be removed from the 40-man roster after Brandon Brennan (oblique) was reinstated from the 45-day injured list. We'll see if Yacabonis is able to find a spot on another 40-man roster this season.
Yacabonis (0-1) took the loss during the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the A's, giving up one run on two hits and three walks over 1.1 innings. He struck out one. Called upon as the opener in the nightcap, Yacabonis threw only 21 of 44 pitches for strikes, and his line would have been a lot worse if Kyle Lewis hadn't robbed Ramon Laureano of a grand slam with a leaping grab over the wall to end the first inning. The 28-year-old right-hander should continue to handle a low-leverage role in the Seattle bullpen, assuming he even remains on the roster.
Yacabonis will start the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Athletics, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. The Mariners will give Yacabonis the starting nod in what will be a bullpen game. He's pitched in just one contest this season, tossing a scoreless frame Wednesday against the Giants.
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