The Mariners have placed reliever Sam Tuivailala on release waivers, per a club announcement. That leaves the team with two 40-man roster openings.
Tuivailala was looking to come back from a 2019 season lost to a torn Achilles. He hadn’t yet appeared in a spring contest when activities were halted.
Over the offseason, the M’s agreed to a $800K arbitration deal with Tuivailala. He’ll still be entitled to 45 days of termination pay, at least in theory. Just how that will be handled given the delay and near-certain shortening of the 2020 season remains to be seen.
More to come …