Glad to hear ExcelCord user D.J. Mitchell is staying in the Mariners’ organization. Expect big things out of him this season!

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Baltimore Orioles v New York YankeesThe Mariners made a minor roster move on Friday, outrighting right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell to Triple-A Tacoma.

That means Mitchell cleared waivers and remains in the organization after being designated for assignment on Dec. 26 to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent Raul Ibanez.

Mitchell, 25, went 3-2 with a 2.96 ERA in eight starts after being acquired from the Yankees along with reliever Danny Farquhar in the Ichiro Suzuki trade on July 23.

Mitchell appeared in four games for the Yankees last season, posting a 3.86 ERA with two runs in 4 2/3 innings of relief. He also went 6-4 with a 5.04 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees’ Triple-A club.

The 6-footer out of Clemson was a 10th-round Draft pick of the Yankees in 2008 and has been a starter throughout his four seasons in the Minors.

Farquhar, the other pitcher acquired in…

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