SEATTLE — With the Mariners, the personnel moves keep coming.
The latest occurred Friday morning when they created an opening on their 40-man roster by trading right-handed reliever Jose Ramirez to Atlanta for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
Ramirez, 25, struggled at Triple-A Tacoma and with the Mariners after arriving with outfielder Ramon Flores in a July 31 trade that sent outfielder Dustin Ackley to the New York Yankees.
The Mariners also lost left-hander Edgar Olmos to the Chicago Cubs in a waiver claim after designating him for assignment on Wednesday to clear roster space after signing free-agent reliever Justin De Fratus.
Olmos, 25, split time last season between the Mariners and Tacoma after recovering from a shoulder injury. He gave up seven earned runs in 14 innings over six big-league outings, including two starts.
Ramirez allowed 13 earned runs in 13 innings in nine outings at Tacoma prior to a Sept. 1 recall to the big leagues, where he gave up six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in five appearances.
The Mariners have made six trades since the end of the season, including a Nov. 20 deal that sent Flores to Milwaukee for infielder Luis Sardinas.
By trading Ramirez to the Braves, the Mariners have one spot available on their 40-man roster, which they could use to select a player next week in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings.