Mariners Claim Canaan Smith-Njigba, Designate Darren McCaughan
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The Mariners have added outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba to their roster after claiming him off waivers from the Pirates. Smith-Njigba, who was traded to the Pirates from the Yankees in a deal for Jameson Taillon, has shown promise in the minor leagues but has had limited opportunities in the MLB. He has a strong walk rate and left-handed bat, and his addition will help the Mariners replace some of their lost outfield depth.
The Mariners announced Wednesday that they've claimed outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers from the Pirates.
Meanwhile, right-hander Darren McCaughan has been designated for assignment to make room for Smith-Njigba. McCaughan, who has spent his entire career in the Mariners organization, has had limited MLB experience and has struggled in his appearances. The 28-year-old has been hit hard in the majors, but he has shown promise in Triple-A.
Right-hander Darren McCaughan was designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster.
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