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Kendall Graveman has been re-signed by the Mariners for a one-year, $1.25 million deal. The contract is laden with $2.5 million in performance-based incentives, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale.
The Mariners just declined Graveman's $3.5 million 2021 option on Wednesday and quickly resigned him for a deal that will presumably end up being worth less money overall. The 29-year old struggled this season with a 5.79 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 15 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings (11 appearances, two starts). He'll likely remain in the bullpen next season as well.
The Seattle Mariners declined their 2021 club option for RHP Kendall Graveman.
The option was worth $3.5 million so the Mariners are instead paying a $500,000 buyout. Shannon Dryer of ESPN notes that Seattle remains interested in bringing Graveman back, however. The 29-year-old mostly pitched out of the bullpen this past season.
Kendall Graveman was charged with a blown save and the loss on Thursday when he surrendered three runs on two hits with a strikeout and a walk across 2/3 of an inning in the Mariners 6-4 loss to the Giants.
Graveman entered the game in the top of the seventh inning with the Mariners holding on to a 4-3 lead. He gave up a single to Mauricio Dubon before retiring the next two batters via strike out and punch out. He then issued a free pass and gave up an RBI triple to Wilmer Flores. He was replaced by Anthony Misiewicz, who allowed an RBI single to score Graveman's final inherited runner. It was a rough outing for the 29-year old who had been solid out of the bullpen for Seattle since coming off the injured list in early September. He now owns an 8.10 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and a 13:6 K/BB ratio across 13 1/3 innings (seven games, two starts).
Kendall Graveman will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season, per Mariners manager Scott Servais.
Graveman was activated from the injured list Tuesday. He was dealing with a with a benign bone tumor in his spine. The 29-year-old will pitch out of the bullpen for the remainder of the season. Graveman owned a 8.31 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 10 strikeouts across eight 2/3 innings in 2020.
Kendall Graveman, who had been on the IL since August fourth, was activated from the IL on Tuesday. Graveman has a benign tumor in his neck and has delayed surgery to remove it until after the season.
Graveman has an 8.31 ERA in 8 2/3 innings pitched for the Mariners this season. He will pitch out of the bullpen upon his return. He is not a recommended add for owners in hold leagues at this moment.