PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Phillies Vice President and General Manager Matt Klentak announced the team has claimed right-hander Michael Mariot off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
Twenty-seven-year-old Mariot spent the majority of last season with triple-A Omaha, going 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA in 42 relief appearances.
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#Phillies have claimed RHP Michael Mariot off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
— Phillies (@Phillies) November 30, 2015
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He posted a 4.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio (72 SO, 16 BB) while averaging 10.45 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched (62.0 IP).
Mariot has appeared in 19 games for Kansas City over the last two seasons, going 1-0 with a 6.11 ERA, according to the Phillies.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
The Phillies say they now have 38 players on their 40-man roster.