The Seattle Mariners added seven players to their roster – including true rookies Luis Jimenez and Carlos Triunfel – and traded Tacoma catcher Guillermo Quiroz to the Boston Red Sox.
Three days after bringing up outfielder Carlos Peguero and pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, Seattle added Jimenez, Triunfel, Mike Carp, Casper Wells, Alex Liddi, Shawn Kelley and Hector Noesi.
Quiroz, 30, caught 89 games with Tacoma this year and batted .278 with 15 home runs. He was dealt to Boson for ‘cash considerations.’
As for the call ups, only shortstop Triunfel and first baseman/DH Jimenez are in the big leagues for the first time. The other five players recalled had spent time with the Mariners earlier in 2012.
The moves give manager Eric Wedge considerable room to change his infield and outfield allignments, the starting rotation and the bullpen. Will he?
Only one of the players brought up – outfielder Wells – is in the lineup tonight vs. Boston.
“The No. 1 thing we want to do this month is win games,” Wedge said.
To add Jimenez to the 40-man major league roster, the Mariners designated Class AA outfielder Johermyn Chavez for assignment, giving them 10 days to trade, release or outright him.