Mariners trade infielder Catricala to A's

Mariners trade infielder Catricala to A's

SEATTLE -- The Mariners announced on Sunday that they have traded Minor League infielder Vinnie Catricala to Oakland for a player to be named or cash considerations. Catricala had been designated for assignment when the Mariners called up right-handed pitcher Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Tacoma.

Seattle selected Catricala in the 10th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Hawaii. The 24-year-old hit .253 with eight doubles and three home runs for Double-A Jackson this season.

Bonderman pitched well in Friday night's game, giving up only one run in six innings of work, and retiring 14 of the final 15 batters he faced.

Jacob Thorpe is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.