More moves by Mariners: Jeff Gray claimed
With the World Series ending over the weekend, Major League teams can begin making offseason roster moves and the Mariners cleaned up a few things Monday.
As reported here earlier, closer David Aardsma cleared waivers and is now a free agent. You can read that story and his reaction here, including his statement that he’s not ruling out a return to Seattle.
Now the Mariners have announced that reliever Jeff Gray also was waived, but he was claimed by the Twins.
Additionally, the club moved Franklin Gutierrez and Adam Moore from the 60-day DL back to the 40-man roster. That puts the Mariners now with 37 players on their 40-man roster.
Veterans Josh Bard, Adam Kennedy, Jamey Wright and Wily Mo Pena automatically became free agents on Saturday and have exclusive negotiating rights with the Mariners until Wednesday at 9 p.m., when all clubs can begin working deals with any of the available free agents.