SEATTLE – The Mariners have acquired right-handed pitcher Aaron Harang from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Steven Hensley.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Mariners designated right-handed pitcher Kameron Loe for assignment.
The 34-year-old Harang went to camp this spring with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was traded to Colorado on April 6, and designated for assignment the same day.
In 2012, Harang was 10-10 with a career-low 3.61 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers. In 179.2 innings pitched, he allowed 72 earned runs on 167 hits while striking out 131.
The 6-foot-7 Harang is in his 12th major league league season and has a career record of 105-104 with a 4.19 ERA in 299 games (293 starts). Since 2004, Harang ranks among the NL leaders in wins (95, T5th), strikeouts (1,354, 2nd), innings (1,674.1, 2nd), starts (263, 1st) and complete games (13, T8th).
He won 14 games (14-7) with San Diego in 2011, and won a career-high 16 in both 2006 and 2007 with Cincinnati.
Steven Hensley appeared in 2 games with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers this season, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits and walking 2 in 2.2 innings. After spending most of this career as a starter, he moved to the bullpen in 2012 going 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA (38 ER, 70.2 IP) in 44 relief appearances with AA Jackson and Tacoma. He was originally selected by the Mariners in the fourth round of the 2008 June draft. In his first five seasons in the Mariners minor league system, went 30-30 with a 4.48 ERA (232 ER, 465.2 IP) in 121 games, 72 starts.
Seattle now has 10 days to trade, release or outright the contract of Kameron Loe. He’s made 4 relief appearances in 2013, giving up 6 home runs in 6.2 innings, and has a 10.80 ERA.