Seattle sends Fister, Pauley to Detroit
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have sent right-handed starter Doug Fister and reliever David Pauley to the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Casper Wells, infielder Francisco Martinez and left-handed pitcher Charlie Furbush.
The trade was made official Saturday. Both Fister and Pauley were packing their belongings into boxes in the Mariners clubhouse ahead of Seattle's game against Tampa Bay.
Fister is just 3-12 this season but he's received no run support all season from Seattle's anemic offense, getting less than two runs per game when on the mound. Fister has a 3.33 ERA in 21 starts.
Pauley has been one of Seattle's top relievers. After missing out on a starting spot during spring training, Pauley accepted his bullpen role and is 5-4 with a 2.15 ERA in 39 appearances.
Furbush and Wells will join Seattle's 25-man roster and be active for Sunday's game against the Rays. Martinez will be assigned to Double-A Jackson.