The Seattle Mariners have taken on the left-handed helper Zach Duke of the Minnesota Twins and right-hander Adam Warren of the New York Yankees to bolster their bullpen for a playoff push.
The Mariners send two smaller leaguers, right-back Chase De Jong and infielder Ryan Costello to Minnesota. They are sending international bonuspool money, with sources saying ESPN that the total amount is $ 1.25 million to the Yankees.
Duke, a 14-year-old veteran, is 3-4 with four saves and a 3.62 ERA in 37 1/3 innings for the Twins this season. The 35-year-old is 3.6 balls per nine innings, but has given up the whole season no home run. With 513, he is ranked number 10 of active left-handers in career games.
Warren, 30, has scored a 2.70 ERA in 24 games for the Yankees this year. In his last 10 innings, however, he allowed six runs. He had $ 3.315 million this season, so the Yankees cut down on the 40-man roster and cut their payroll.
De Jong, 24, has started 21 games for Double-A Arkansas and went 5: 5 in the lead 3.80 ERA, 34 walks and 89 strikeouts this season. In seven games with the Mariners last season, he went 0-3 with a 6.35 ERA.
Costello, 22, has beaten .266 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs for Class A Clinton.