Today the Red Sox claimed Mariners prospect Robert Manuel off waivers. The Mariners traded Wladimir Balentien for Robert Manuel on July 29th, but Manuel did not make an appearance in Seattle. In 3 relief appearances with the Reds this year, Manuel threw 4.1 innings allowing no runs and a .294 average against. After Manuel went to the Mariners AAA Tacoma Warriors, he went 1-1 with 4 saves and a 3.32 in 15 relief appearances there. Before, with Cincinatti's AAA Louisville Bats, he went 3-4 with a 2.70 ERA and 10 saves in 36 appearances in his stint. Manuel is a talented prospect who we may or may not see in 2010.