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Seattle Mariners Sign Somerset Patriots Relief Pitcher Brandon Sisk

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Patriots' relief pitcher Brandon Sisk has been signed by the Seattle Mariners organization. Credits: Courtesy Somerset Patriots
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset Patriots left-handed relief pitcher Brandon Sisk has been signed by the Seattle Mariners organization.

He is the third member of the Patriots to be signed by a Major League organization during the 2016 season.

Sisk was named an All-Star this season for the Somerset Patriots, finishing with a 1.94 ERA and 62 strikeouts over 46.1 innings pitched in 45 games played.

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Prior to joining the Somerset Patriots, Sisk had seven years of minor league service, including five seasons in the Kansas City Royals organization. There, he reached Triple-A with Omaha in 2011 and 2012.

The southpaw went a combined 7-4 with a 2.17 ERA, 10 saves and 103 strikeouts over 99.1 inning pitched in his two seasons in Omaha. In 2012, Sisk led Omaha in games pitched (50), all in relief.

Sisk reached the Triple-A level again in 2014 with the Salt Lake Bees in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization.

In 2015, the Palestine, Texas native appeared in 35 games for the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League, going 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA and 60 strikeouts over 46.1 innings pitched.

Sisk owns a career 28-26 minor league record with a 2.78 ERA, 44 saves and 554 strikeouts over 492.1 innings of work.

He will join the Mariners at the Double-A level. He is the third Somerset Patriots player this season to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization, joining Gus Schlosser (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Darin Gorski (New York Mets).

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