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Mariners claim Dario Alvarez off waivers from Cubs

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 07: Dario Alvarez #39 of the Texas Rangers throws in the eight inning against the New York Mets at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 7, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

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Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners have claimed pitcher Dario Alvarez off waivers from the Cubs. The Mariners will option him to Triple-A Tacoma and have him report to minor league camp. Alvarez will serve as bullpen depth for the Mariners.

Alvarez, 29, has spent parts of four seasons in the majors with the Mets, Braves, and Rangers. He signed with the Cubs as a free agent in November. Across 48 innings of relief, the lefty owns a 5.06 ERA with 61 strikeouts and 22 walks. His spring with the Cubs wasn’t any better, as he yielded six runs on seven hits and six walks with 11 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

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