Margevicius was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. Margevicius was a surprising member of the Padres' Opening Day rotation last season despite previously never pitching above High-A. He won't be opening the year on the big-league roster this time around, and his 6.79 ERA in 57 innings as a rookie hardly suggests he'll be much of a fantasy asset if and when he returns to the big leagues.
Margevicius will start Friday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Marco Gonzales, who was originally scheduled to start Friday, will instead pitch in an intersquad game during the afternoon. Margevicius struggled during his rookie campaign with the Padres in 2019, posting a 6.79 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 42:19 K:BB across 57 innings (12 starts). The 23-year-old will attempt to make the most of his opportunity with Seattle this spring, but is likely to open the year in the minors barring multiple pre-season injuries to the Mariners' starting rotation.
Margevicius was claimed off waivers by the Mariners on Friday. Margevicius was a surprising addition to the Padres' Opening Day roster despite never having previously pitched above High-A. He didn't exactly make that seem like a great decision by San Diego, stumbling to a 6.79 ERA in 12 starts and five relief appearances while striking out just 16 percent of opposing batters. It's unclear if the Mariners view him as a serious rotation candidate or if they'll give him the chance to continue his development in the upper levels of the minors.
Margevicius was designated for assignment by the Padres on Friday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Margevicius appeared in 17 games for San Diego a season ago, posting a 6.79 ERA and 1.61 WHIP with a 42:19 K:BB over 57 innings (12 starts). Assuming he clears waivers, he figures to be assigned to Triple-A El Paso.
Margevicius was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Margevicius will provide the Padres with a fresh bullpen arm ahead of Wednesday's bullpen game. In 12 appearances with the big club this season, the lefty owns a 6.41 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB in 53.1 innings. Austin Allen was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Margevicius.
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