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Expect LHP Chris Seddon to be called up, and Sean White sent to Tacoma

Post by Ryan Divish on July 15, 2010 at 9:55 am with 4 Comments »
July 15, 2010 1:27 pm
Chris Seddon

The Mariners will likely make a roster move before today’s game in Anaheim. I’m being told that LHP Chris Seddon will be called up, while RHP Sean White will likely be sent to Triple A Tacoma.

Seddon was in Lehigh Valley, PA as a member of the PCL All-Star team, but he didn’t pitch in yesterday’s game. Why? Because he is being called up.

Seddon has been a starter for the Rainiers this season, posting a 10-4 record with a 3.39 ERA in 15 starts and three relief appearances.

Will he be placed in the starting rotation as the replacement for Cliff Lee? It doesn’t seem likely.

The Mariners released this probable set up for the start of the second half …

Thursday July 15 @LAA Doug Fister (RHP) Joel Pineiro (RHP)
Friday July 16 @LAA Felix Hernandez (RHP) Jered Weaver (RHP)
Saturday July 17 @LAA Ryan Rowland-Smith (LHP) Joe Saunders (LHP)
Sunday July 18 @LAA Jason Vargas (LHP) Ervin Santana (RHP)

White has struggled all season for the Mariners. The right-hander has a 6.86 ERA in 25 appearances. In 21 innings pitched, he’s walked 20 hitters.

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  1. Just like French & Morrow, this is a recipe for failure. Stupid to bring up a starter & turn them into a reliever.

  2. snydro22 says:

    It happens all the time. The point is to get him some experience facing major league hitters, regardless of the circumstances. I’m sure he can earn his way into the rotation if he performs well. Plus he can’t toil away in AAA for too long or the progression will stop, so it can be a double edged sword.

    Let him pitch up here and get a taste, and see what happens in 2011..

  3. wabubba67 says:

    moo–the Dodgers had a philosophy during the late 70s through the mid 80s that long relief was the ideal place to break in a young starting pitcher. No pressure situations where they will likely first taste success on the major league level.

  4. Wabubba, hope you’re right. I really felt it messed up Morrow, & I didn’t see Lincecum or Strassburg going that route.

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