M’s Claim Tommy Everidge
The Mariners made a waiver claim today, grabbing first baseman Tommy Everidge off waivers from the A’s. Everidge is Tacoma-bound, so don’t get too excited about this unless you’re a Rainiers fan. He’s basically the 2010 version of Chris Shelton – a right-handed first baseman with some offensive ability to provide depth if the M’s have any injures.
It’s interesting that the M’s were willing to use a 40-man roster spot on this type of player this year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the M’s try to sneak Everidge back through waivers the next time they need a roster spot. If he gets through, they have their right-handed Triple-A first baseman. If he doesn’t, no big loss.