May 19, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero (63) sits behind home plate after Cleveland Indians shortstop Mike Aviles (not pictured) scored from second base on a ground out in the fourth inning at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners option multiple players to Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners made a couple of roster moves today that involved multiple players being sent to their Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma.

One move that was announced involved catcher Jesus Montero. Montero showed up to training camp weighing 40 pounds overweight to start off the Spring. It’s obvious that the Mariners are not happy with Montero and how he managed himself during the off-season.

Even though Montero’s in hot water with the organization, he should still have a shot at making the Major League roster at some point this season. He just needs to make sure he doesn’t gain another pound during the year.

Montero hit .310/.355/.621 with two home runs over 12 games to start off the Spring, which isn’t all that bad but they want to be able to get his weight under control. Outfielders Xavier Avery and James Jones were also optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.

Xavier hit .345/.240/.585 across the line with five RBI’s, while Jones hit .265/.353/.618 with five RBI’s under his belt. Both Jones and Avery should be getting called up sometime during the regular season, even if it’s late in the year.

Tags: James Jones Jesus Montero Seattle Mariners Xavier Avery

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