Canadian pitcher Matt Brash added to Mariners’ active roster

Canadian Matt Brash, a Seattle Mariners prospect, pitches for the double-A Arkansas Travelers. (Mark Wagner/Arkansas Travelers)

Seattle Mariners assistant general manager Justin Hollander told ESPN 710 in Seattle that the team is adding Canadian pitcher Matt Brash to the active roster for Tuesday night’s game against the Oakland Athletics.

The plan is for Brash to make his pitching debut out of the Mariners bullpen if necessary.

A fourth-round pick of the San Diego Padres out of Niagara University in 2019, Brash was promoted to triple-A Tacoma last week after going 3-2 with a 2.13 ERA in 10 starts for double-A Arkansas.

Brash came to Seattle as part of a trade with the Padres in 2020. During the 2021 season, splitting between the double-A Arkansas Travelers and the Class High-A Everett AquaSox, the 23-year-old Kingston, Ont. native is 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA through 97.1 innings pitched.

The Mariners sit 1.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox for the second AL Wild Card spot. They begin a three-game series against the A’s on Tuesday night at 10:10 pm ET/7:10 pm PT.

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