Christian Bergman Back in the Bigs With Mariners

Christian Bergman, who signed with the Rockies as a 24th-round draft choice in 2010 and spent parts of three seasons with the Rockies in the big leagues, was called up by the Mariners on Wednesday, and given the start in their game against the Rangers at Safeco Field.

Bergman, 30, was 3-3 with a 3.40 ERA (17 ER, 45.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts and 12 walks in 8 starts with AAA Tacoma this season. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander has worked at least 5.0 innings in 7 of his 8 starts with the Rainiers, including 6 outings of 5.0 or more innings and three or fewer runs allowed. Among Pacific Coast League leaders, he ranks  tied for 1st in starts, 5th in innings pitched,  tied for 8th in strikeouts and 15th in ERA.

In 2017, Bergman made 13 appearances, including 8 starts, with the Mariners. He went 4-5 with a 5.00 ERA (30 ER, 54.0 IP) with 33 strikeouts and 15 walks. As a starter, he was 4-4 with a 5.70 ERA (27 ER, 42.2 IP) with 28 strikeouts and 13 walks. Bergman also made 16 starts with AAA Tacoma last season, going 9-4 with a 5.34 ERA (51 ER, 86.0 IP) with 63 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Bergman has appeared in parts of four Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017), compiling a record of 11-14 with a 5.58 ERA (125 ER, 201.2 IP) with 123 strikeouts and 46 walks in 68 games (23 starts). He made his Major League debut with the Rockies on June 9, 2014 vs. Atlanta.

The Bergman Log

Year Team W-L ERA G GS IP H R ER BB SO
2010 Casper 1-4 5.96 14 5 48.1 62 39 32 11 37
2011 Tri-City 7-5 2.59 15 15 97.1 83 31 28 11 68
2012 Modesto 16-5 3.65 27 27 162.2 161 73 66 37 121
2013 Tulsa 8-7 3.37 27 27 171 162 76 64 23 111
2014 Colorado Springs 5-5 4.21 15 15 92 96 48 43 18 60
COLORADO 3-5 5.93 10 10 54.2 75 37 36 10 31
Tulsa 0-1 3 2 2 9 8 3 3 5 5
2015 COLORADO 3-1 4.74 30 4 68.1 82 36 36 15 37
Albuquerque 0-0 0 2 2 5 2 0 0 2 6
2016 COLORADO 1-3 8.39 15 1 24.2 39 24 23 6 22
Albuquerque 3-3 3.66 10 10 51.2 52 24 21 12 33
2017 Tacoma 9-4 5.34 16 16 86 102 53 51 18 63
SEATTLE 4-5 5 13 8 54 61 31 30 15 33
2018 Tacoma 3-3 3.4 8 8 45 53 18 17 12 41
Minor Lg Totals 52-37 3.81 136 127 768.1 781 365 325 149 545
ML Totals 11-14 5.58 68 23 201.2 257 128 125 46 123