Roster, lineup summary
Okay, so to recap: Mike Morse is up from Tacoma to play short — and made his debut last night.
“He will start tomorrow night and play a majority of the time, at least at the start,” Hargrove said. “Bloomie [Willie Bloomquist] has done a good job for us, but we didn’t bring Mike here not to play. The kid is 23 years old and obviously still developing.”
At least at the start? That’s an odd qualifier, and I’m not sure what to make of it.
Wilson Valdez gets designated for assignement. It’s unlikely anyone’ll claim him and will probably end up in Tacoma.
With Olivo down Rene Rivera gets called back up. The Mariners may be shopping for another backup, depending on what you’re reading, and that makes sense — Rivera needs playing time and development if they regard him as a serious prospect, and if Borders is going to handle most of the starting duties (and I have trouble believing I typed that) he’d be better off in the minors.
And now we wait. A pitching move seems likely.