by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) The Mariners optioned relief pitcher Blake Beavan to Triple-A Omaha Wednesday.
Beavan made the Mariners rotation out of spring training but was sent to the bullpen after surrendering five earned runs in each of his first two starts. He didn't fare much better in the bullpen, allowing nine earned runs in 10 innings of relief.
He was replaced on the 25-man roster by Lucas Luetge.
Blake Beavan to work on things in bullpen
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) With the acquisition of Aaron Harang, Blake Beavan has been moved the the bullpen for the Mariners, but he told MLB.com Sunday that the move should be beneficial.
"It's a good time for me to go down there and work on more the mental side of it,'' Beavan said. "I don't think it has anything to do with my stuff or mechanics. It's just part of maybe getting a little smarter, and have the opportunity to learn some things down there."
Manager Eric Wedge said he would like to see better focus from Beavan, who allowed 10 runs over 10 2/3 innings in his two starts before the demotion.
"You would like see him have a little better command of his fastball,'' Wedge said. "I'd also like to see a little more consistent action of his secondary stuff.''
Blake Beavan headed to bullpen
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Mariners starting pitcher Blake Beavan will be moved to the bullpen following the acquisition of Aaron Harang, according to MLB.com.
Beavan will be available as a long reliever starting Saturday after allowing 10 earned runs in 10 2/3 innings over his first two starts.
Blake Beavan roughed up by Astros
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Mariners starting pitcher Blake Beavan surrendered five runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Astros while only striking out four batters. He left the game after throwing 102 pitches, and his ERA is 7.59.
Beavan's next scheduled start, if he remains in the rotation, will come Tuesday against the Tigers.
Blake Beavan knocked around in debut
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Mariners starting pitcher Blake Beavan was knocked around in his season debut Friday night against the White Sox.
Beavan had a hard time keeping the ball in the park as he served up a two-run home run to Alejandro De Aza and a solo shot to Alex Rios, all in the fifth inning. He was charged with five runs on six hits in five innings of work and picked up a no-decision. He also struck out two and did not issue a walk on 84 pitches.
Beavan is slated to face the Astros at home Wednesday. He went 6-4 with a 3.66 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP in 12 starts at Safeco Field last season.
Blake Beavan gets in some final work
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan saw work in a minor-league game on Sunday. He allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. The right-hander also struck out five with no walks while throwing 74 pitches.
Beavan, the No. 5 starter for Seattle, posted a 6.52 ERA in five Cactus League appearances while striking out 12 in 19 1/3 innings pitched. He issued no walks.
Blake Beavan named to Mariners' rotation
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013)Blake Beavan was named the Mariners’ fifth starter on Wednesday. Beavan beat out Jeremy Bonderman and Erasmo Ramirez for the spot. Beavan wasn’t particularly impressive during the spring, posting a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 spring innings.
Blake Beavan likely headed to rotation
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) With Erasmo Ramirez likely headed to the minors, Blake Beavan is a strong candidate to open the season in the Mariners’ rotation.
Beavan has struggled this spring, with a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings.
Beavan had a 4.43 ERA and a 4.85 FIP in 152 1/3 innings with the Mariners last year.
Blake Beavan lit up for 16 hits in spring start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan was pounded by the Indians in Saturday's Cactus League start, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on 16 hits over 5 1/3 innings while striking out three and walking none. He is expected to open the season in the Mariners' rotation, but this performance may give the team second thoughts. Beavan's ERA is up to 6.52 over 19 1/3 innings.
Blake Beaven solid in quality start
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Mariners pitcher Blake Beaven turned in a quality start in Sunday's Cactus League contest against the Rangers. Beaven cruised through the first three innings before allowing an RBI double to Lance Berkman in the fourth. He allowed just one run on three hits in six innings of work. He also struck out two and did not issue a walk as he improved his ERA to 3.86 this spring. Beaven is projected to be the team's fifth starter this season.
Beavan gets work in minors
(3/11/2013) MLB.com reports Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan threw in a minor-league intrasquad on Monday. He allowed one run on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. Beavan also struck out six with no walks.
Beavan develops strikeout pitch
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Mariners projected starter Blake Beavan had an up-and-down afternoon on Wednesday during a Cactus League start against the Brewers. Beavan displayed a nasty overhand curve that struck out the last batter he faced in the first inning and the first two he met in the second. That said, he also allowed three earned runs on six hits and no walks over three innings as two hitters took him deep. He finished with just the three strikeouts mentioned and his ERA on the spring is 5.63. Beavan has allowed five earned this spring over eight innings with seven Ks.
Beavan slips up in second outing
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (2/28/2013) Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan made his second appearance of the spring Thursday against the Giants, and he did not look quite as sharp as his first. Beavan tossed three innings as the second pitcher out of the gates, but surrendered a pair of runs on two hits, one of which was a solo home run by Brandon Belt. He did strike out three batters however, and earned a hold in a 4-3 win.
Beavan earns first win in spring
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Mariners pitcher Blake Beavan enjoyed a solid outing as he picked up the win in Saturday's Catcus League opener against the Padres. Beavan pitched two scoreless innings and allowed just two hits -- an infield hit and a bloop single -- in an 8-6 victory. He also struck out one batter all on 33 pitches, 22 of which were called for a strike.