Veteran relief pitcher Ken Giles, who has seen action in just five games after signing with the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2021 season, has been designated for assignment, the team announced Friday.

Giles, a 31-year-old right-hander who was signed by the Mariners to a two-year, $7 million deal, missed the 2021 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. This season, he was first put on the injured list in June after spraining his right middle finger during spring training.