Happ, Mariners Win 3-2 and Signs Carlos Quentin to Minor League Contract
SEATTLE (AP) — J.A. Happ earned his first win with the Mariners as the Seattle bullpen held off the Houston Astros 3-2 Wednesday night.
Acquired from Toronto in an offseason trade, Happ (1-1) won in his third start. He gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out five.
Reliever Yoervis Medina walked the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth before striking out Chris Carter.
Fernando Rodney escaped a first-and-third, one-out jam in the ninth for his fourth save in five tries.
Roberto Hernandez (0-2) allowed three runs in seven innings.
Mariners sign Carlos Quentin to minor league deal
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed outfielder Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract.
The team announced the deal Wednesday. Quentin will report to Triple-A Tacoma.
Quentin, 32, was released by the Atlanta Braves on April 14, shortly after being acquired from San Diego as part of a six-player trade that sent reliever Craig Kimbrel to the Padres.
Quentin is a nine-year veteran who has a .252 average with 154 home runs. A two-time All-Star, Quentin had two knee injuries in 2014 that allowed him to play in just 50 games, a career low.