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Reed recalled; Mariners claim RHP Tracy Thorpe

Yeah, we all knew it, but here's the official release, along with the fact the Mariners picked up pitcher Tracy Thorpe


RHP Tracy Thorpe claimed off waivers from Toronto.

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Bill Bavasi announced today that the Mariners have recalled outfielder Jeremy Reed from AAA Tacoma. Additionally, the Mariners have claimed right-handed pitcher Tracy Thorpe off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

Reed (#8) will be in uniform for tomorrow night's game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. He fills the spot on the Mariners 25-man Major League roster of catcher Jeff Clement (#9), who was optioned to AAA Tacoma following Sunday's game vs. San Diego. Thorpe will report to AAA Tacoma.

Reed, 26 (turns 27 June 15), was batting .349 (52x149) with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs and 21 RBI in 38 games with the Tacoma Rainiers. Among Pacific Coast League leaders, Reed ranks 9th in batting average (.349). He recorded at least one hit in 26 of 39 games, including 16 multi-hit games.

In 239 career Major League games, Reed is a career .253 (196x775) hitter with 9 home runs and 67 RBI. In 13 games with the Mariners last season, he batted .176 (3x17) with one triple.

Thorpe, 27, was claimed by the Mariners after being designated for assignment by Toronto on May 10. The right-hander was 2-0 with four saves in 13 relief appearances for AAA Syracuse in the International League. He struck out 18, walked 9 and limited opponents to a .213 (11x51) opponents batting average.

Originally selected by Toronto in the 11th round of the 2000 June draft, Thorpe has spent his entire career in the Toronto organization. In nine minor league seasons, Thorpe has combined to go 27-36 with 35 saves and a 4.49 ERA (260 ER/521.1 IP).

With the addition of Thorpe, the Mariners now have 39 players on the Major League 40-man roster.