Mar 11, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder James Jones (99) follows through on a swing against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners recall outfielder James Jones


The Seattle Mariners were able to squeeze by today by the score of 8-7, but before the game they made some changes. Seattle optioned struggling outfielder Abraham Almonte to Triple-A Tacoma, but did not announce who was going to be called up to take his spot. Outfielder Michael Saunders was the man who would replace Almonte in center field last night’s game and could be taking over everyday duties.

So now that Almonte is on his way back to Triple-A Tacoma, the Mariners have recalled right fielder James Jones according to Bob Dutton on Twitter.

Jones will provide the Mariners with big league outfield depth. Before being called up, the 25 year old lefty was hitting .313/.382/.450 with two home runs and eight RBI’s through his first 20 games with the Triple-A affiliate.

They’re hoping that Jones will be able to produce more than Almonte did. Their patience finally ran out with Almonte, which is the reason why he was sent back to the farm.

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