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Mariners demote rookie Brandon Maurer back to minors

May 29, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

Brandon Maurer AP

Brandon Maurer winning a spot in the Mariners’ rotation out of spring training was a surprise, but after going 2-7 with a 6.93 ERA in 10 starts the 23-year-old rookie is headed back to the minors.

Maurer made the jump from Double-A to the majors after throwing 138 innings with a 3.20 ERA and 117/48 K/BB ratio last season, so now he’ll pitch at Triple-A for the first time.

Add another data point to the “spring training doesn’t mean much of anything” theory, but Maurer still has a bright future and figures to be back in Seattle at some point in the second half.

  1. spideysdog - May 29, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Aaron, your article is factually incorrect. you state that Mauer will be pitching in AAA for the first time in his career. A quick fact check would have shown you he has spent the last two months on a AAA club.

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