Roy Corcoran, the right-hander who had a career season for the Seattle Mariners last season, has been designated for assignment to make room for tonight's starting pitcher, Ryan Rowland-Smith.
p>Corcoran, 29, can be claimed on waivers before the team asks him to accept an assignment to the minors.
"I'm not sure what my best option is right now, but I want to pitch," Corcoran said. "I love these guys, they're like family, but I don't think I'm part of the future here. If that's the case, I might be better offer pitching somewhere else."
In 16 appearances this season, Corcoran has pitched 19 innings, allowing 25 hits and 17 walks, compiling a 6.16 earned run average.Rowland-Smith has been activated and will make his first start since April for Seattle."It wasn't an easy decision to designate Roy, he's a quality guy and has been a big part of this bullpen. That group is so close, you take any one pitcher out, it hurts."