SEATTLE -- The Mariners promoted right-handed reliever Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. The 22-year-old Pryor pitched in 11 games for Double-A Jackson, going 1-0 with seven saves and a 1.13 ERA over 16 innings. He struck out 24, walked five and limited opponents to just a .125 batting average. "Obviously, we saw him briefly in Spring Training," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "We haven't seen much of him after that, but he's throwing the ball well, good presence out there, real good stuff. So he's earned the promotion, [we'll] see how it goes at the next level."
Wedge did say general manager Jack Zduriencik recently saw Pryor play, and he receives working reports daily from the Minor Leagues.