3 players on Mariners' 40-man roster they should DFA in favor of Levi Stoudt

The Mariners could bring back an old friend to help round out the fringes of the roster.
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Collin Snider

The first man up is an exciting waiver claim from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Collin Snider. The middle reliever offers multi-inning flexibility and a pitch mix including some outstanding spin. His offspeed pitches have spin rates above 2500 RPM, with the slider in elite territory (2780). Snider also misses bats (4.2%), ranking in the 90th percentile.

Why would they cut ties with the 28-year-old? Because he has cleared waivers twice this offseason. Could they push him through a third time? 

Mauricio Llovera

The 27-year-old reliever is a new addition to the Mariners via a waiver claim with the Boston Red Sox. While Llovera doesn't throw particularly hard, he does have a high-spin slider (2555 RPM) and the ability to miss barrels (80th percentile). Like Stoudt, he also has a penchant for giving out free passes, with his career-low being 9.4%. 

Again, it depends on the Mariner pitching lab confidence level in unlocking yet another reliever with a unique trait.