It wasn’t hard to see this one coming after Blake Beavan gave up six hits and three runs in 2 1/3 innings last night. He struggled in the rotation, and struggled in the bullpen, and now he’s headed to Tacoma. The Mariners optioned Beavan to Triple-A this afternoon and have recalled left-handed reliever Lucas Luetge.
Beavan has an 8.27 ERA — 8.10 in relief and 8.44 as a starter. Luetge put up a 2.45 ERA in eight relief appearances with Tacoma. He started the season in the Mariners bullpen and had an 8.31 ERA in four games when he was sent down on April 10. He’ll be in uniform tonight for the Mariners’ game with Baltimore.