Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced Thursday that catcher Brandon Bantz has been outrighted to AAA Tacoma.
The 26-year-old Bantz made one start for the Mariners going 0-for-2. He was selected from AAA Tacoma on June 5.
Prior to being selected by Seattle, Bantz appeared in 17 games with AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma this season. He combined to bat .200 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI. Behind the plate he has thrown out 14 of 23 attempted base stealers (61%).
The native of Arlington, Texas was originally selected in the 30th round of the 2009 June Draft out of Dallas Baptist University.