The M’s roster that takes the field tomorrow is going to be wholly different than the one that left the field yesterday. Corey Brock was the first to publish the news in the News Tribune, but there’s a big roster shakeup coming down.
Before tomorrow’s game, the Mariners will recall Felix Hernandez, Jorge Campillo, and Jeff Harris from Tacoma. Aaron Sele, Shigetoshi Hasegawa, and a third pitcher (unconfirmed right now, hearing several names) are going to be waived. Hernandez will start Thursday’s games, though will be limited to 80 pitches, and he may not stay in the rotation, as the team is going to be very careful with his workload.
Those won’t be the end of the moves, either. Chris Snelling is going to come up in time for Saturday’s game and take over as the regular (though not everyday) left fielder. Several other position players could be on the way out, as well, as the M’s cut the fat from the roster and, for the second year in a row, prepare to play the last two months of the season with the kids from Tacoma.