Newcomers Bring Fire Power to Los Bomberos

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Newcomer #1: Trevor Gott

The former San Francisco Giants closer toiled in Milwaukee last year, racking up an Earned Run Average north of four. That’s not good for a reliever. The good news is Jerry Dipoto and the Mariners’ stellar pitching development team saw something in Gott’s pitch mix, especially his ability to avoid barrels (7.9% in 2022), and subsequently rescued him from Miller Park.

The early returns are promising, as he’s stranded 60% of inherited runners and already amassed 0.3 WAR through seven appearances. The thought was Gott would replace Swanson in the pen, and to this point, he has done just that.