There was plenty of discussion on Twitter last night on what the roster move should be made to make room for Mike Wilson, who found out after yesterday’s Rainiers game that he was being called up.
People wanted Milton Bradley to be designated for assignment. Others thought it should be reliever Chris Ray. Some thought Michael Saunders should be sent down after his struggles. But the Mariners need a center fielder until Franklin Gutierrez is ready to play.
So they designated back-up outfielder Ryan Langerhans for assignment.
Langerhans, 31, made the club out of spring training this season after arriving in camp as a non-roster invitee. In 19 games, he hit .173 (9-for-52) with 3 home runs and 6 RBI. In parts of three seasons (2009-2011) with Seattle, Langerhans hit a combined .200 (52-for-260) with 8 doubles, 2 triples, 9 home runs and 20 RBI.