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Mariners acquire reliever Evan Scribner from Oakland

Seattle adds to its bullpen with the 30-year-old righty from Oakland.

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The Seattle Mariners have acquired right-handed reliever Evan Scribner from Oakland, Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports:

After breaking into the big leagues with the Padres in 2011, Scribner pitched the last four seasons in Oakland, making 115 appearances for the A's and compiling a 3.91 ERA in 133⅔ innings. Nearly half of those appearances came in 2015, when he had a 4.35 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in 60 innings over 54 appearances, striking out 64.

The main issue for Scribner in 2015 was the long ball, as he gave up 14 home runs, or more than two per nine innings, a flaw that should be helped by pitching at Safeco Field next season.

Adding Scribner continues the Mariners' bullpen overhaul this offseason that has seen them get rid of Danny Farquhar, Tom Wilhelmsen and Carson Smith while adding Scribner and Joaquin Benoit in trades. Seattles bullpen ranked 26 in the league with 1.1 fWAR and 25th in baseball with a 4.15 ERA in 2015.

Going to Oakland in the trade is minor-league reliever Trey Cochran-Gill, the Mariners; 17th round pick in the 2014 draft. A 22-year-old right-hander, Cochran-Gill had a 4.18 ERA in 75⅓ innings at three different levels in 2015. He saw most of his action at Double-A Jackson, where he compiled a 5.43 ERA in 53 innings and 34 appearances, walking 32 while striking out just 30.

Adding Scribner continues the overhaul of the Mariners by new general manager Jerry Dipoto, one that looks like it will keep going as the offseason advances.