September 20, 2021

Mariners Sign Asher Wojciechowski (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Mariners have signed right-hander Asher Wojciechowski to a minor league deal, reports Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter link). He’ll be assigned to Triple-A Tacoma.

Seattle will be Wojciechowski’s second organization of the 2021 season. He signed a minor league deal with the Yankees over the winter but spent much of the year on the injured list. New York selected Wojciechowski to make a spot start against the Phillies last week. He tossed four innings of two-run ball but was designated for assignment the following day.

New York passed Wojciechowski through outright waivers, but he rejected a new minor league assignment and elected free agency. He’ll now add some depth to a Mariners starting staff that’s still pretty thin, even after yesterday’s acquisition of Tyler Anderson from the Pirates. Over 12 2/3 innings with the Yankees’ top affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Wojciechowski allowed eight runs but struck out seventeen and issued only five walks.