No real surprise here as reliever Denny Stark cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Tacoma.
Stark, 34, was designated for assignment on Sunday, June 7. The Mariners had 10 days to trade, release or outright his contract to the minors. Stark accepted the outright today, and will join the Rainiers on Friday in Sacramento.Stark was 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA (8 ER, 11.0 IP) in 9 relief appearances. He made his season debut May 3, his first Major League appearance since July 19, 2004. Discounting one bad outing (May 5 at Texas) in which he allowed 6 earned runs in 1.0 inning, Denny posted a 1.80 ERA in his other 8 games with Seattle this season