Dipoto claims Angels outfielder Robertson off waivers
Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto reached into his former organization on Friday, claiming outfielder Dan Robertson off waivers from the Angels.
The Mariners also outrighted right-handed reliever JC Ramirez to Tacoma to open a spot on the 40-man roster, which currently sits at 37 players.
Robertson hit .280 with 10 runs, two doubles and seven RBIs in 75 at-bats over 37 games during two different stints with the Angels last year. He played 27 games in left field (11 starts), seven in center (four starts) and one in right.
Robertson batted .265 with 16 doubles and one home run in 60 games for Triple-A Salt Lake.
The 30-year-old California native played with the Rangers in 2014 when new Mariners bench coach Tim Bogar was bench coach and interim manager with Texas, putting up a .271/.333/.667 line in 70 games with nine doubles, a triple and six stolen bases.
A 33rd-round Draft pick of the Padres out of Oregon State in 2008, Robertson has hit .299 with a .377 on-base percentage in eight Minor League seasons.
Ramirez, 27, was acquired from the D-backs on July 27 and was 0-1 with a 7.56 ERA in eight relief appearances as a September callup. He posted a 2.50 ERA in 14 games with Triple-A Tacoma.