In a recently released statement, the Seattle Mariners organization announced that the team has acquired Nick Vincent from the San Diego Padres. Vincent, a 29-year-old pitcher out of Long Beach State, was drafted by the Padres in the 18th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, then spent several years developing his skills in the Minors.
The right-handed reliever made a total of 161 relief appearances for the Padres, including 26 last season, which he finished up with a 2.35 ERA. In Seattle, Vincent will fill a spot in the bullpen left by Evan Scribner, who was sidelined following an injury he suffered during spring training. Seattle acquired Vincent in exchange for a player to be named later.