The Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45⅔ innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager