Update: Carlos Triunfel is headed back to Sea-Tac after flying to Reno with the Rainiers. He will replace Robert Andino, who will likely be DFA’d after word of being placed on waivers leaked today.
Jesus Sucre will be added to the 25-man roster later. That much is for certain. The corresponding roster move to open space for Sucre on the 40-man roster wasn’t as certain.
Then there was this …
So that’s interesting.
But according to a source within the Mariners, the plan was and still is to DFA a minor league player on the 40-man – I’m guessing Francisco Martinez or Vinnie Catricala – for the roster spot.
The Andino move wasn’t supposed to go public. And they were going to see if he cleared waivers first and then outright him. But now that it’s out there, the Mariners will likely designate him for assignment today. They can’t really have a player who knows he’s a lame duck in the clubhouse.
From what I’m hearing, Carlos Triunfel might be called up instead of Nick Franklin. Yes, Franklin is killing the ball in Triple A. But Triunfel’s versatility and ability to play shortstop, second and even third base might be the deciding factor.
It’s also being reported that shortstop Brad Miller is heading to Reno to join the Rainiers … so this all fits.
There is snag in all of this … both Triunfel and Franklin caught a flight to Reno this morning. So they will have to fly one of them back immediately for that move. We know air travel isn’t quite that simple these days.. So there is that.