Phillies general manager Matt Klentak continued to make small waiver moves to improve pitching today, adding righty Michael Mariot into the mix from the World Series Champion Royals. Mariot, a teammate of Cody Asche at Nebraska, has pitched in 19 games at the Major League level.
#Phillies have claimed RHP Michael Mariot off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.— Phillies (@Phillies) November 30, 2015
Selected in the eighth round of the 2010 draft, Mariot, 27, put together an impressive campaign for the Royals Triple-A club in Omaha, Nebraska during the 2015 season. Over 42 games, spanning 62 innings, Mariot went 4-2 with a 2.32 ERA, striking out 72 and walking just 16. In 19 appearances in the big leagues with Kansas City, Mariot posted a 6.11 ERA in 28 innings, with the majority of them coming in 2014.
Prior to claiming Mariot off of waivers, Klentak also picked up right-hander A.J. Achter from the Twins on November 20th.