Povse was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
The Mariners needed to clear a space on the roster for newly-acquired David Phelps, and Povse proved to be the subsequent casualty. The 23-year-old has had a rough go over three appearances with Seattle this season, allowing five runs (three earned) over 3.2 innings out of the bullpen. He returns to Tacoma, where he'll have a chance to work out the kinks and improve upon his 4.33 ERA in the minors this year.
Povse allowed two unearned runs on two hits over one inning in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees.
The rookie was partly done in by Robinson Cano's throwing error, which allowed two runs to score. Povse has made three appearances overall with the Mariners this season, allowing five runs in 3.2 innings.
Povse was called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday.
Povse has only appeared in two games for the Mariners this season, giving up three earned in less than an inning against Detroit and then hurling two scoreless innings just a week after that versus the Angels in late June. Interestingly, his last outing with Tacoma was disastrous, allowing four earned runs off six hits and a walk in just an inning of work. The top-10 prospect will slide into a low-leverage relief role during his time in the big leagues, while Sam Gaviglio heads down to Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Povse fired two scoreless innings in Friday's 10-0 win over the Angels, allowing three hits and a walk while recording a strikeout.
The promising rookie bounced back from a rough introduction to the big leagues at the hands of the Tigers on June 22, one in which he was touched up for three earned runs on four hits in less than an inning. The two-inning stint was representative of the type of role that the Mariners currently envision for Povse in their bullpen, as he carries the capacity for long-relief work after extensive starting experience in the minors.
Povse gave up three earned runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Tigers. He also recorded a strikeout.
After making the leap up from Double-A Arkansas on June 18, Povse received a rather rude welcome to the majors. The towering right-hander was touched up for a 394-foot two-run shot by Miguel Cabrera and a run-scoring single by Justin Upton while firing 31 pitches overall after coming on for fellow rookie Andrew Moore in the eighth. Despite the rough debut, the Mariners have hopes for Povse as a potential multi-inning reliever, considering he's logged 62 starts at the minor-league level.
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