Reds claim pitcher off waivers

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robert Dugger throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, June, 27, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Robert Dugger throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Sunday, June, 27, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

MILWAUKEE — The Cincinnati Reds have claimed right-hander Robert Dugger off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Dugger pitched in one game for Tampa Bay this season, allowing three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings in the Rays’ 9-3 loss to Minnesota on Sunday. He was designated for assignment on Monday.

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The Reds announced the move before Wednesday’s game at Milwaukee.

The 26-year-old Dugger went 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in 12 games for the Seattle Mariners last season, including four starts.

Dugger is 0-6 with a 7.22 ERA in 24 career appearances. He made his big league debut in 2019 with Miami.

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