Vinny Nittoli pitched so well early in the season in the Seattle Mariners' farm system that the right-handed reliever received a promotion.
The Pine-Richland High School graduate was moved up to high Class A Bakersfield in the California League on May 12. That came after he went 1-0 with three saves and a 2.13 ERA in nine games with low Class A Clinton in the Midwest League.
Nittoli, 25, also has three saves for Bakersfield in 14 games to go with a 2-2 record and 4.88 ERA. He has given up 24 hits in 23 innings with 30 strikeouts and 10 walks.
The Mariners chose Nittoli in the 25th round of the 2014 amateur draft from Xavier University. In three pro seasons, he has compiled a 4-4 record with seven saves and a 3.91 ERA in 42 relief appearances.