Mariners manager Eric Wedge had a look of resignation about him Wednesday when discussing his team’s offensive futility. Well, the Mariners look to be doing all they can to try to jumpstart it, calling Brad Miller up from Class AAA for tonight’s game.
Carlos Triunfel is likely back to Tacoma, since the Mariners will already have plenty of infielders who can handle the shortstop spot and other positions in a pinch.
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With Brendan Ryan back to his sub-.200 ways, hitting just .196, the Mariners need to do something about their attrocious bottom third of the order. The idea was to keep Miller in AAA as long as possible to eliminate Super 2 arbitration concerns and to get him as prepared as possible for the big leagues.
Well, the Super 2 cut-off point has likely been passed by now — late June typically being the time in recent years, though you’re never 100 percent sure with these things. And while the Mariners would have preferred to wait a couple more weeks until the All-Star Break before making this move, Miller’s development isn’t going to be all that impacted by this.More
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