What A Week

Dave · June 18, 2009 at 11:05 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Larry Stone reports that the M’s have placed Jose Lopez on the bereavement list, becoming the third player to be away from the team this week due to a family emergency. No word on how long he’ll be gone for, but Chris Woodward has been recalled from Tacoma and will serve as the utility infielder, while Ronny Cedeno will play second base. Woodward was not on the 40 man roster, so the M’s will have to make a move to get him on there before they can activate him. With Rob Johnson due to return today, Quiroz or Burke will have to be DFA’d anyway.

Update — Ryan Divish says it’s Silva to the 60-day DL to free up the roster spot.


14 Responses to “What A Week”

  1. Tek Jansen on June 18th, 2009 11:41 am

    On the radio pregame, Drayer reported that Silva is on the 60 day DL (making room for Woodward).

  2. Carson on June 18th, 2009 11:42 am

    This is nuts. I can’t recall the last time an M’s player went on the bereavement list, let along three in a week.

    I just hope the beat writers don’t spin this into why the team is playing poorly.

  3. jro on June 18th, 2009 11:49 am

    Condolences to all the players.

  4. NoStars on June 18th, 2009 11:55 am

    Take your time Jose. We’ll miss your hot bat but your sister needs you more. That’s tough. I wouldn’t even kno what to do…

  5. Tek Jansen on June 18th, 2009 12:00 pm

    Technically, only two are on the bereavement list, and Johnson should come off shortly. Branyan is simply missing today’s game and should play tomorrow, provided the air traffic between Seattle and Georgia cooperates.

  6. wabbles on June 18th, 2009 12:02 pm

    That’s terrible. Once again, however you feel about him as a player, you’ve got to feel for Jose as well as the others who are hurting.

    Regarding Silva to DL: http://www.hampsterdance.com/classics/originaldance.htm

  7. MattThompson on June 18th, 2009 12:13 pm

    Thank goodness for the bereavement list. I remember a few years back when Russ Davis, when he was with the Giants, was unable to attend (I believe) his father’s funeral because the team had no mechanism to replace him on the roster for a few days.

    And condolences to all. This is a pretty terrible week for the Mariners.

  8. joser on June 18th, 2009 12:27 pm

    Holy Carp! (sic) The bad news just keeps rolling through the clubhouse. I guess it could be worse if it was injuries to key players but… oh, yeah, Bedard. One silver lining: we can now be sure we won’t see Silva near a baseball for at least another month.

    What a run of bad years for Jose’s family.

    This isn’t as bad as what the Angels endured at the start of the season, but man the AL West has been the hard-luck division this year.

    Thank goodness for the bereavement list.

    Yeah, I expect the MLPA can be thanked for that, though it’s just human decency.

  9. scott19 on June 18th, 2009 12:27 pm

    Condolences, gentlemen.

  10. joser on June 18th, 2009 12:52 pm

    BTW, nothing that really qualifies as “news” but Drayer has some nice stuff about Lopez in her blog. It’s a small thing, but the thought that Lopez had a good off-day with his wife and little kid at the (excellent) San Diego Zoo might be a comfort.

    In the news department, she reports that Bedard’s MRI results will be back tomorrow and Kenji will be going in for another X-Ray but is expected to catch in Tacoma on Saturday.

  11. davepaisley on June 18th, 2009 12:56 pm

    When Lopez’ brother died in a motorcycle accident in 2007, was it that he didn’t want to go (hard to believe), or was discouraged or prohibited from going?

    His OPS dropped from a pre-ASG # of .737 to a post-ASG # of .519.

  12. robbbbbb on June 18th, 2009 1:31 pm

    In ’07, Lopez just could not get home before the funeral, and so elected to stay. (This is not unusual in countries with tropical climates; they bury their dead quickly, and I hope I don’t have to belabor the point.)

    Jose Lopez has had a rough couple of years. It seems like every time he pulls it together and starts to perform, something knocks him on his ass. Condolences to him.

  13. Slurve on June 18th, 2009 2:54 pm

    Jesus I couldn’t imagine losing my brother and sister within a year… Condolences to Lopez and his family.

  14. joser on June 18th, 2009 4:00 pm

    Just to amplify Robbbbb’s point, from the Drayer link above

    When Jose lost his brother we were in Chicago. In Venezuela they bury their dead very quickly and despite the clubs efforts to get him home for the funeral, they were not able to do so. When it became apparent that he would not make it his father told him to stay. “I am here to play for my team,” he told us proudly fighting off the tears he never let us see.

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