Jerry Dipoto didn’t both waiting for the World Series to wrap up before getting to work on his roster.
Mariners going to work on the roster. Outright Ryan Garton to AAA, Jacob Hannemann claimed off waivers by the Cubs.— Shannon Drayer (@shannondrayer) October 26, 2017
Jacob Hannemann returns to the club the Mariners claimed him from, likely ending his career as a Seattle Mariner after just 20 games. In order to free up a spot for him on their 40-man roster, the Cubs DFA’d former Mariner Mike Freeman.
Scott Servais’ go-to man down the stretch, Ryan Garton, was outrighted to Triple-A, removing him from the M’s 40-man as well.
The 40-man roster now sits at 38. And if you were wondering, Jerry made his first noteworthy trade of last offseason—acquiring Danny Valencia—on November 12th.