Just a little bit ago, the Seattle Mariners optioned three players to Triple-A Tacoma, a move that involved infielder Nick Franklin. Just when I thought this team was done making moves for the day, they make several more.
This time they have purchased the contract of left handed pitcher Joe Beimel from Triple-A Tacoma. Beimel (0-0, 2.84 ERA) appeared in seven game for the Mariners this Spring during Cactus League play and worked through six and one-third innings. He allowed six hits but was only charged with two earned runs.
He did enough to land himself a spot on the Opening Day roster.
With the Mariners purchasing the contract of Beimel, they have decided to designated a couple players for assignment. Outfielder Xavier Avery was one of the two who was designated today by the Mariners. The speedy outfielder appeared in 14 games this Spring for the Mariners.
Avery managed to pick up only six hits in 25 at-bats, while recording five RBI’s off a batting line of .240/.345/.240.
Infielder Carlos Triunfel was the second man designated by Seattle, but this move was to clear some room for pitchers Chris Young and Joe Beimel. The young shortstop picked up just three RBI’s in 18 at-bats with a .167/.227/.167 line.