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Ryan Langerhans designated for assignment to make room for Mike Wilson

Post by Ryan Divish on May 9, 2011 at 9:57 am with 9 Comments »
May 9, 2011 10:19 am

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.

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  1. beerbobj says:

    Hopefully he doesn’t get picked up by somebody and we’re able to hold on to him at AAA. At least he can play defense. Why didn’t we get rid of Bradley already?

  2. brigadeer says:

    Why didn’t they just cut their losses with Bradley? He’s a deficit on offense and defense and in the clubhouse.

  3. Another good move. I was just thinking yesterday that it was time for Wilson & Peguero to come up & add some offense to this lineup.

    Hopefully Cust is the next to go.

  4. BenJammin says:

    Your Mariner Haikus for today:

    Miguel Olivo
    Passed balls and errors compound
    Can you do much worse?

    Brandon our closer
    Sporadic pitching at best
    He’s out of his League

    More baseball beatings
    Futility reigns supreme
    God bless Chuck Armstrong

    Nintendo baseball
    Where losing is a write off
    Winning is not known

    Dash for the cellar
    Senseless trades and decisions
    Ballpark hot dogs tossed

    When the M’s play bad
    Harsh words are easy to find
    My pen flows freely

    Sunday of pink bats
    Saluting all our mothers
    We still lose badly

    Temper tantrum ball
    Playing Yatzee in left field
    Wave goodbye buddy

  5. stevekrueger says:

    It’d be good if Langerhans can come back to the minors…he shows some potential but today he’s simply not ready for the majors. If he is picked up, he may well prosper for some other team (not like that’s ever happened with a Mariner reject!). I agree that Cust should be the next player to be shown the door. He is the worst DH to play since that position was creted. Hopefully on the bubble: Figgins (the best hit he’s had lately was on his own knee) and Jack Wilson (I thought that the M’s kept the wrong Wilson…Josh –the Paperboy — was a marginally better hitter and more versatile). As silly as it sounds, the Ms are showing enough of a heartbeat that maybe they ought to be looking around to trade some cheap minor leaguers for a veteran who can hit his weight…with a servicable DH who can actually hit, the team might actually have a shot at taking the AL West (since it is again the weakest division in baseball)

  6. tom0755 says:

    Langerhans had a good onbase percentage over the three years he was here, and worked the pitcher to help get the starting pitcher out of the game. He was liked by all and was a decent fielder. He should not have been DFA. I hope he clears waivers and is able to get his stroke back and help the team this season.

  7. dave8557 says:

    I’m surprised it’s Langerhans. I thought it might be Michael Saunders. He seems kind of lost now, and a demotion would probably be best.

  8. mikeyak says:

    Hope Langerhans clears and is able to stay with Miriner organization. Like him,however someone will more than likely pick him up.

  9. footballscaa says:

    Langerhans is as good as he’s going to be, not very. Certainly not MLB caliber. Or Saunders.

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