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It’s official: Moore to DL, Bard to the lineup

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on May 16, 2010 at 9:29 am with 7 Comments »
May 16, 2010 12:32 pm

Veteran catcher Josh Bard has joined the Seattle Mainers and will be in the lineup, batting eighth, in today’s game with Tampa Bay.

Josh Bard

Catcher Adam Moore goes to the disabled list and, the team discovered it didn’t have to make room on the 40-man roster for Bard.

Though the Mariners initially believed they would put Erik Bedard on the 60-day disabled list, they realized that Milton Bradley – because he is on the restricted list – doesn’t count on the 40-man roster.

In essence, Bard took Bradley’s place for now.

Bard, 32, last caught in the big leagues two years ago with the Washington Nationals, where he spent all or parts of five seasons. He’s considered a reserve catcher and has a career .259 batting average.

In 17 games with the Rainiers, the switch-hitting Bard batted .239 with four doubles, two home runs and 12 RBI.

The move likely means Rob Johnson who has a tight back, will share the role of the regular catcher, a duty he shared with Moore much of the season.

Moore joins Mariners Bedard, Jack Wilson, Mark Lowe and Jack Hannahan on the DL.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. If and when Bradley returns, then what? I understand he’s taking BP in Seattle, so I have to imagine the M’s are planning on getting him back out on the field soon after they get home.

  2. bigmike04 says:

    Really Larry
    You do remember that you guys reported that Jack Hannahan came off DL and was option to Tacoma, he not on the DL anymore just was option to Tacoma.

  3. Larry Larue says:

    pilate – when milton returns, ryan langerhans likely will be optioned back to tacoma.

  4. wabubba67 says:

    mike–??!? WTF are you saying?

  5. bigmike04 says:

    Ryan Divish reported that Mariners activated Jack Hannahan off DL and option him to Tacoma, my saying is Larry is wrong on Jack Hannahan being on DL.

    Thought Larry wrong again with Ryan Langerhan as Langerhan has no option, Michael Saunders does and will be going back down, why you think they Dessignated him for Assignment.

  6. wabubba67 says:

    mike–this is a minor point of contention, but Hannahan was on the DL. He has to be removed from the DL and then either placed on the roster or optioned out to Tacoma. The Mariners elected to make Hannahan a Rainier for the time being. My understanding was that Hannahan recently hurt himself again in Tacoma and was subsequently placed on the DL.

  7. footballscaa says:

    Hannahan, Saunders, Langerhans…… These are guys who, maybe, just maybe could make the 25th spot on an NL club and they are go to guys for the M’s. Let’s just face it fans, the team is still suffering from “The Hand of Death” aka Bavasi. They scrapped last year. Now they’er just scraping bottom. Best we can do is watch and cringe. It’s not the first time we as fans had hopes dashed. The 92 bust after the first winning year. The 96 dissapointment. The ache of 97. The pain of 04. The debacle of 08. Losing in Seattle is like the sun setting. You love it while it’s there, but no matter how much you don’t want it to happen, it’s going to happen.

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