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Mariners shut down talented pitching prospect Logan Gilbert for the season

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As the sweat-drenched players from the Arkansas Travelers exited the field and the stifling heat that engulfed Dickey-Stephens Park on Wednesday afternoon for their air conditioned clubhouse, Andy McKay, the Mariners director of player development walked into the dugout and motioned to general manager Jerry Dipoto.

It was time for a conversation with talented pitching prospect Logan Gilbert that wasn’t going be particularly enjoyable for all parties involved. Dipoto, along with McKay and other members from the player development staff, had made the decision to end Gilbert’s season and not allow him to pitch for the Travelers in the Texas League playoffs.