Final Moves Made
As expected, C Rene Rivera was optioned to Tacoma. Joining him is RHP Emiliano Fruto, leaving LHP Jake Woods and RHP Jeff Harris as the two winners of “Who Wants a Spot in the Bullpen?” 1B/DH Roberto Petagine had his contract purchased from Tacoma. To make room for Petagine on the 40-man roster, RHP Marcos Carvajal was designated for assignment. Additionally, OF Chris Snelling was placed on the 15-day disabled list. In case you’re wondering, yes, Harris needs to be added to the 40-man roster as well. He’ll take, at least temporarily, OF Matt Lawton’s spot while Lawton serves his suspension. Ten days into the season, they’ll need to make another move or two.
In other news, we’re really close to having the first updated Big Board of the 2006 season. Once minor league rosters are finalized, which shouldn’t be too far off, I’ll get rolling — I’d rather wait until rosters are announced rather than guess where players might start the season, only to update things a few days later. Stay tuned.
Hope to see you all in 12+ hours at Safeco! Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour today, or you’ll be late for the event.