Roster move

Dave · September 1, 2006 at 12:09 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Emiliano Fruto has joined the team for the trip to Tampa. He takes Rafael Soriano’s spot on the roster, though Soriano has not been placed on the disabled list since we’re in September and the team now has an extra 15 roster spots to play with.

The Rainiers season ends Monday, and the rest of the callups will join the Mariners after their season ends. Expected callups include Francisco Cruceta, Travis Blackley, Greg Dobbs, and Adam Jones.


54 Responses to “Roster move”

  1. Bender on September 1st, 2006 4:32 pm

    Why not?

    Any young player can benefit from further development. I think that with more seasoning his walk rates will go up and so will his power numbers. Plus the guy need SERIOUS help learning to run the bases.

  2. John D. on September 2nd, 2006 10:40 am

    200 INNING MAXIMUM (See # 7) – Who decided that the Mariners would measure FELIX’s work by counting innings? There are 10-pitch innings and 20-pitch innings and when it comes to wear and tear on a pitcher’s arm, they’re obviously not the same. It seems that the pitch count gives a much more accurate figure for how much a pitcher works.

  3. eponymous coward on September 2nd, 2006 11:12 am

    Actually, John, the Mariners commissioned a study with Dr. Frank Jobe to try to analyze this (per Bill Bavasi at a USSM shindig), and this was the best they could come up with- IP should be age x 10, and no going over 200 before 23.

  4. joser on September 2nd, 2006 11:19 am

    FWIW, Hargrove said a couple of days ago on the pre-game show that he had no doubt Snelling could hit lefties fine, and he wasn’t platooning him because he didn’t think Snelling couldn’t hit them. But — he said — Doyle was on a 4-games-on-1-game-off schedule in Tacoma and he wanted to keep him on something like that to help him rest and heal. So I guess if lefties pitchers show up with that kind of frequency it will look like a platoon, but also be prepared for Doyle to not start on other days when there seems to be no reason. As much as we want to see the kid play, we also want him to finish healing, and the games are meaningless, so I have to say I agree with Hargrove on that one.

    BTW, maybe I just haven’t been paying attention, but last night they showed a bench shot that revealed Betancourt has his head shaved absolutely bald. When did that happen? Are the M’s honoring Raul with shiny pates the way the Yankees are honoring Mattingly/Fasano with porn mustaches, or what?

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