|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||5/31/1995|
|Height, Weight||6'3", 195 lbs|
|From||San Juan, DOM|
Bautista was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.
Bautista allowed two earned runs via an Anthony Santander home run in his one inning Saturday against the Orioles, and he's posted an abysmal 10.29 ERA and 2.43 WHIP across seven major-league innings this season. The right-hander will return to the Aviators, where he's been markedly better (2.57 ERA, 1.00 WHIP) while facing Triple-A bats.
Bautista (0-1) took the loss Saturday, giving up three runs on two hits and three walks over two-thirds of an inning while striking out one in an 11-2 rout at the hands of the A's.
The right-hander couldn't find the plate as Seattle's opener, throwing only 13 of 28 pitches for strikes before the club was forced to turn to Wade LeBlanc a little earlier than expected. Bautista's 98 mph fastball is nice, but it's not very useful if he can't get it over the plate -- he now has an 11.25 ERA and 2:7 K:BB through four innings since coming off the IL.
Bautista will open Saturday's game against the Athletics, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Bautista opened Wednesday's matchup against the Twins, and he tossed 1.1 scoreless frames while striking out one. He'll likely be asked to work the first inning or so again Saturday before making way for the primary pitcher, Wade LeBlanc.
Bautista will serve as the opener Wednesday against the Twins, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Bautista will likely pitch one or two frames before giving way to Tommy Milone, who is expected to cover the bulk of innings Wednesday. In two appearances since returning from the injured list last week, Bautista has allowed two runs on two hits and three walks in two innings.
Bautista (pectoral) was activated from the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
Bautista has been on the shelf all season with a pectoral strain, but he's been cleared to rejoin the Mariners after completing a lengthy rehab assignment with High-A Modesto and Triple-A Tacoma. In 10 appearances between both stops, the right-hander posted a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 15:5 K:BB in 12 innings. Andrew Moore was optioned to Tacoma in a corresponding roster move.