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  • Christian Bergman: Let go by Mariners

    Bergman was released by the Mariners on Thursday, Triple-A Tacoma radio broadcaster Mike Curto reports.

    Bergman struggled to a 9.57 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 19:8 K:BB in 26.1 innings (six starts, two relief appearances) with Tacoma before being cut loose by the Mariners. The 31-year-old will look to latch on elsewhere as organizational pitching depth.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Returns to Seattle organization

    Bergman agreed to a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Mariners and will report to Triple-A Tacoma, Tacoma radio broadcaster Mike Curto reports.

    Bergman failed to win an Opening Day roster spot with the Cubs coming out of spring training and was granted his release in March. After taking some time to assess his options, Bergman will return to the organization where he spent the past two seasons. The right-hander logged three appearances with the big club in 2018 but saw the overwhelming share of his action at Tacoma, where he compiled a 5.08 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 141.2 innings.

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  • Christian Bergman: Let go by Cubs

    Bergman was released by the Cubs on Friday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Bergman was reassigned to minor-league camp last Saturday after allowing five runs on seven hits over 4.2 spring innings. The 30-year-old gave up nine runs -- including four homers -- in three appearances (two starts) with the Mariners last season.

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  • Cubs' Christian Bergman: Banished to minor-league camp

    The Cubs reassigned Bergman to their minor-league camp Saturday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Bergman had three appearances (two starts) with the Mariners in 2018, compiling a 5.79 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 14 innings. He didn't fare much better during a more extended stint in the Pacific Coast League (5.08 ERA, 1.47 WHIP in 141.2 innings) and will be little more than organizational pitching depth in the high minors for the Cubs this season.

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  • Cubs' Christian Bergman: Latches on with Cubs

    Bergman signed a minor-league contract with Chicago including an invitiation to spring training, Mariners Minors reports.

    Bergman was let go by the Mariners at the end of the 2018 campaign, so he'll aim for a better outcome with the Cubs. His time in the major leagues has been limited so far in his career, as he's posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 130 punchouts over 215.2 frames across stops in Colorado and Seattle.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Designated for assignment

    Bergman was designated for assignment Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Bergman has been at Tacoma since mid-August and will remain there after being removed from the 40-man roster. The 30-year-old allowed nine runs -- including four home runs -- across 14 innings with the Mariners this season.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent back to Triple-A

    Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

    Bergman spent just three days on Seattle's roster, allowing four runs in 2.2 innings Friday against the Dodgers. Matt Festa was called up from Double-A Arkansas in a corresponding move.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Returns to big leagues

    Bergman was recalled by the Mariners on Wednesday.

    Bergman is up to take the roster spot which belonged to James Paxton, who hit the disabled list with a forearm contusion. It's unclear if he'll also be taking Paxton's spot in the rotation or if that job will go to Felix Hernandez. The fact that Bergman was called up five days before Paxton's next turn suggests that he'll likely up in a relief role, as it would be a waste of a roster spot to call up a starter just to have him sit on the bench for several days.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Hit hard in Friday's spot start

    Bergman (0-1) allowed five earned runs on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings in a loss to the Rockies on Friday.

    Called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day, Bergman predictably scuffled in Coors Field's thin air, getting only 39 of 66 pitches into the strike zone and allowing home runs to Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story. The right-hander also failed to record a strikeout, and although he helped his own cause with an RBI single, it was a rocky night overall. With the All-Star break on the horizon and manager Scott Servais therefore afforded considerable flexibility with his short-handed starting rotation, Bergman appears destined to head back down to the Rainiers.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent down

    Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

    This only makes sense, as Bergman just pitched Friday and he wouldn't have been of any use to Seattle over the final two days of the first half. Bergman was knocked around in Friday's start, allowing five runs over 4.1 innings, and it's uncertain if he will get another opportunity to start immediately out of the break, though it's possible with James Paxton (back), Marco Gonzales (calf) and Felix Hernandez (back) all banged up.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Making spot start

    Bergman will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Friday's series opener against the Rockies at Coors Field, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

    The start will be the second of the season for Bergman at the big-league level, with the first having come back against the Rangers on May 16 when he tossed seven shutout innings. This latest opportunity comes as a result of Felix Hernandez's placement on the disabled list earlier in the week with a back injury. In 18 starts for the Rainiers this season, Bergman has compiled a 6-6 record, 4.78 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 101.1 innings.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Sent back to minors

    Bergman was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.

    Despite tossing seven scoreless innings in a spot start against the Rangers on Wednesday, Bergman will head back to Tacoma as the Mariners look to bring in a fresh bullpen arm (Ryan Cook). Given his strong performance Wednesday, Bergman should remain one of the team's top options when a starter is next needed.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Fires seven scoreless in season debut

    Bergman pitched seven scoreless innings Wednesday, striking out five and allowing two hits in the loss to the Rangers. He did not factor into the decision.

    Called up earlier in the day for a spot start, Bergman was fantastic, taking a perfect game through 4.2 innings and ultimately allowing just two baserunners in all. The 30-year-old hasn't had much success in the majors before and posted a 5.34 ERA with Triple-A Tacoma in 16 starts last season, so the dominant outing certainly comes as a welcome surprise. It's unclear if Bergman will remain with the big-league club going forward, but he may have done enough to earn a second start on the heels of Wednesday's performance.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Officially promoted ahead of start

    Bergman's contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma ahead of his start Wednesday against the Rangers.

    The 30-year-old has been unspectacular at best over parts of four seasons in the majors, posting a 5.58 ERA in 201.2 career innings. To be fair, three of those seasons did come in Colorado, but a 13.9 percent strikeout rate doesn't play well in any park. He's posted a solid 3.40 ERA in eight starts for Tacoma this season, so he could be interesting in a pitcher-friendly park against a sputtering Rangers lineup, but his track record leaves little reason to believe he'll be an effective option long term.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Will start Wednesday

    Bergman will make a spot start against the Rangers on Wednesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

    Friday's postponement and Saturday's subsequent doubleheader put the Mariners' starting rotation off rhythm, forcing the need for an additional starter. Bergman has a respectable 3.40 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 41 strikeouts across 45 innings for Triple-A Tacoma in 2018, and also had an unimpressive stint in Seattle last season (5.00 ERA over 54 innings).

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Takes second loss of spring

    Bergman (0-2) allowed four runs (one earned) on seven hits and a walk over 4.1 innings in Monday's 8-4 Cactus League loss to the Angels. He struck out three.

    Although his final line appeared shaky overall, Bergman's troubles were primarily limited to his final inning and were exacerbated by a pair of errors behind him. The right-hander was signed to a minor-league contract in January and has the ability to serve as a long reliever, or as a starter in a pinch. In a 13-appearance stint last season with the Mariners -- his first with the club -- he logged eight starts and generated a 5.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB over 54 innings.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Re-signs with Mariners

    Bergman agreed to a minor-league contract with Seattle on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

    Bergman appeared in 13 games, making eight starts for the Mariners last year, posting a 5.00 ERA and 1.41 WHIP with a 33:15 K:BB in 54 innings. The right-hander posted similar numbers in Triple-A Tacoma, which is where he is expected to begin this upcoming campaign.

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  • Mariners' Christian Bergman: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Bergman was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

    The Mariners needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster with rosters expanding in September, and Bergman was the casualty. He has a 5.00 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 54 innings in the big leagues this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Glendale, CA
Age: 35
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R