Alaniz spent the majority of the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Durham, posting a 4.00 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 35:8 K:BB across 27.0 innings of relief for the Bulls when healthy -- he made two trips to the disabled list. It's somewhat interesting that the 27-year-old, who has yet to appear in the majors, inked a major-league deal, but the Mariners apparently like what the right-hander has to offer. Alaniz will likely serve as bullpen depth in 2019.
Alaniz was optioned to minor-league camp Friday, Maureen Mullen of MLB.com reports.
The 26-year-old right-hander had received an invite to spring training upon signing a minor-league deal in December. Alaniz saw action in three exhibitions overall, firing a pair of scoreless innings and recording a strikeout. He's slated to likely begin the season at Triple-A Durham after generating a 4.25 ERA and 40:21 K:BB over 36 innings at the same level with Toledo in the Tigers' system in 2017.
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