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July 6, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Mariners promote third baseman Kyle Seager from Class AAA

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The front office has done nothing so far to bring the Mariners any reinforcements via trade, but today, after this latest loss, did move to get another bat in here.
Third baseman Kyle Seager was promoted from Class AAA after today’s 2-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. I’ll assume that you’ll see Seager in there tomorrow, though with Jered Weaver on the mound, that’s asking a lot.
The team designated catcher Jose Yepez for assignment.


Seager has hit .455 in a dozen AAA games since being promoted there only two weeks ago. The Mariners have few options at third for now, other than Adam Kennedy, whose numbers tend to drop when he plays too many games per week.
Chone Figgins got the start at third today and made an error while going hitless, though he did draw a walk. Figgins is now 1-for-25 (.040) over his last 10 games.
Seager probably isn’t the answer. Maybe he can bring the Silver Bullet Band with him because the M’s could use a few of those. But this team has to at least do something.
The 25-man roster is a mess. The M’s have been going with essentially a 22-man roster for the past week, keeping a catcher — Yepez — who they weren’t using, not to mention a rusting away Jack Wilson and a relief pitcher, Jeff Gray, who could wind up on a milk carton any day now.
Jack Cust also rode the pine for a second straight day today so that Kennedy could get a turn at-bat without having to play the field. The DH spot has effectively been reduced to a resting ground for mid-to-late-thirties position players so they can be spelled for 24 hours at a time.
No, it isn’t pretty.
But the M’s do get another youngster into the mix — just two weeks removed from AA ball.

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