Reaching down to their Class AA affiliate, the Mariners have brought up catcher Guillermo Quiroz to replace the injured Kenji Johjima, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
To make room for Quiroz on the 40-man roster, the team placed left-hander Cesar Jimenez on the 60-day disabled list.
A 28-year-old veteran, Quiroz has been with Seattle before – in 2006 – and has bounced around baseball for years.
Why Quiroz and not one of the better known catchers in Tacoma?
Known as a solid defensive player, Quiroz was released this year by Baltimore and signed by Seattle in April, then assigned to West Tennessee. He has a career average of .201.