Mariners make 2 trades, get relievers Caminero, Venditte
SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Arquimedes Caminero from Pittsburgh and switch-pitcher Pat Venditte from Toronto in a pair of trades.
Seattle made the moves on Saturday, both deals for a players to be named later. Seattle will be sending two players to Pittsburgh for Caminero and one to Toronto for Venditte. The Mariners announced Venditte would report to Triple-A Tacoma, while Caminero will report to Seattle in the next few days.
Caminero is 1-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 39 appearances for the Pirates. He's struggled with control, walking 22 batters in 41 innings pitched, but throws in the upper 90s.
Venditte rose to stardom last season with Oakland because of his ability to pitch with both arms. He appeared in eight games this year with Toronto and had a 5.19 ERA in his limited appearances.