Dec 10, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon talks with reporters during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners Lose Two in Rule 5 Draft

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**UPDATE** The Mariners only lost the two prospects and did not draft anyone of their own.

The Seattle Mariners lost two prospects in the first two rounds of the Rule 5 Draft Thursday. LHP Brian Moran was taken by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first-round (Major League Phase). RHP Jose Valdivia went to the Los Angeles Angels in the second-round (Triple-A Phase).

Moran had spent the past two seasons in Triple-A Tacoma with a 5-8 record and 3.61 ERA in 71 appearances. He has over a 4:1 K/BB ratio in almost 100 innings during that stretch.

The 21-year-old Valdivia spent 2013 in Everett, the Class A Short-Season affiliate. He had a much improved 2013 campaign from 2012. A 3-0 record with a 2.23 ERA in 20 appearances. He averages a walk every three innings, but averages a little less than a strikeout per inning.

We will update with results of the remaining rounds later today.

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