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Twins' Brian O'Keefe: In Twins camp
O'Keefe signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training.
O'Keefe saw spot duty with the Mariners each of the previous two seasons, going 3-for-22 at the plate. The 30-year-old will provide the Twins with some catching depth at Triple-A St. Paul.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Outrighted to Triple-A
O'Keefe was sent outright Tuesday to Triple-A Tacoma after passing through waivers unclaimed.
O'Keefe was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday and drew no interest from other teams. The 30-year-old catcher has slashed .136/.240/.227 in 25 career plate appearances at the major-league level.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: DFA'd by Seattle
The Mariners designated O'Keefe for assignment Friday.
O'Keefe was booted off the Mariners' 40-man roster in order to make room for Kaleb Ort (elbow), who was claimed off waivers from Boston on Friday. O'Keefe is just 3-for-22 with two RBI in his major-league career, though his .238/.328/.504 Triple-A slash line from 2023 could get him claimed by another team in need of depth behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Sent back to minors
O'Keefe was activated from the paternity leave list and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
Luis Torrens took O'Keefe's spot on the roster earlier this week and the Mariners have elected to keep the former around as Cal Raleigh's backup. It allows Seattle to retain catching depth, as Torrens cannot be optioned and could've been lost on waivers.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Goes on paternity list
O'Keefe was placed on the paternity list Tuesday.
O'Keefe only has 19 at-bats since his contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma on Aug. 16. Luis Torrens was selected from Triple-A to serve as Cal Raleigh's backup in the short term.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Selected to MLB roster
Seattle selected O'Keefe's contract from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
O'Keefe is 30 years old and has logged only four career plate appearances at the major-league level, but he was sporting an impressive .836 OPS with 22 home runs and 65 RBI through 86 games this season with Tacoma. He'll step in as the Mariners' new backup catcher as Tom Murphy (thumb) heads to the 10-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Sent to MiLB camp
The Mariners reassigned O'Keefe to minor-league camp Sunday.
O'Keefe made his big-league debut with Seattle at 29 years old in 2022, appearing in two games for the club. He was non-tendered after the season and brought back on a minor-league deal, but O'Keefe is unlikely to get another look in Seattle unless the team's catching depth is seriously tested in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Re-signs with Mariners
O'Keefe re-signed with the Mariners on a minor-league contract Monday.
He's presumably been given an invitation to big-league spring training. O'Keefe reached the majors for the first time in 2022 as a 29-year-old, seeing action in two games with the M's. He's likely to spend most of 2023 at Triple-A Tacoma again.... See More ... See Less
Brian O'Keefe: Non-tendered by M's
The Mariners declined to tender O'Keefe a contract for 2023, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports.
O'Keefe served as a depth catcher at Triple-A for most of last season, seeing only brief action with the big club at the very end of the campaign. He has posted some interested numbers for a catcher during him time in the minors, but he's already 29. The clock is ticking.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Sent down Monday
O'Keefe was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.
The 29-year-old's contract was selected Friday to provide additional depth behind the plate while Curt Casali was on the paternity list. O'Keefe went 1-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts over two big-league games and will head back to the minors after Casali was activated Monday.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Contract officially selected
O'Keefe's contract was selected from Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.
O'Keefe was a Rule 5 pick out of the Cardinals organization in 2019 and will join a major-league roster for the first time to provide catching depth while Curt Casali is on the paternity list. It seems unlikely that O'Keefe will see significant playing time since Cal Raleigh and Luis Torrens are also in the fold, and it's possible that O'Keefe heads back to the minors once Casali rejoins the Mariners.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Slated to join major-league club
O'Keefe is expected to be called up by the Mariners on Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
O'Keefe slashed .253/.330/.449 with 13 homers, 42 runs, 40 RBI and a stolen base over 83 games at Triple-A Tacoma this season and should provide additional depth behind the dish in the coming days since Curt Casali is expected to be placed on the paternity list. O'Keefe was a Rule 5 pick out of the Cardinals organization in 2019 and hasn't yet made his major-league debut.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Possible 2020 playing time
O'Keefe is benefiting from plenty of instructional time during summer camp, and the possibility exists he could see some action at the big-league level in 2020, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He's super excited to be a part of the organization, and a lot of the things that we've thrown at him on the defensive side he's really taken to," manager Scott Servais said. "He's got things to work on, but he's got power and a lot of arm strength. We're trying to focus on his receiving and getting that up to speed."
O'Keefe has yet to play above Double-A despite the fact he's 26 years old, although he does have a trio of double-digit home-run tallies on his minors resume. The Rule 5 pick out of the Cardinals organization appeared in 10 Cactus League games but logged only nine at-bats, hitting .222 with two RBI, two walks and two runs. While Tom Murphy and Austin Nola are set to handle most of the catching reps this season, Johns points out both may need reinforcement at some point -- Murphy has already missed time during summer camp twice due to fouling a ball off his foot and has started a relatively modest 110 games across his first five big-league seasons, while Nola has only four games of experience behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Brian O'Keefe: Added to training roster
O'Keefe will be part of the Mariners' 60-man training roster.
O'Keefe, 26, hit .229/.319/.389 with 13 home runs at Double-A in 2019 as a member of the Cardinals' organization. He is unlikely to see much, if any, time in the majors this season.... See More ... See Less
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