No sooner had the Seattle Mariners beaten the Texas Rangers tonight, 21-8, did the team make a roster move in its bullpen - optioning right-hander Steve Delabar to Tacoma.
While no corresponding move was made tonight, it appears likely that right-hander Stephen Pryor will join the Mariners Friday night in Chicago when they open a three-game series there.
Pryor, 22, began 2012 in Class AA, where he was 1-0 with seven saves and a 1.13 earned run average in 11 appearances. Promoted to Class AAA, Pryor has appeared in nine games, and pitched 12 innings without allowin a run while going 2-for-2 in save opportunities.
Delabar, 28, has appared in 25 games for Seattle this year, going 1-1 with a 5.18 ERA and seven home runs allowed in 24 1/3 innings.