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Mariners add seven to Major League roster

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the following roster moves/September call-ups:

  • DH/1B Mike Carp recalled from his rehabilitation assignment at AAA Tacoma and activated from 15-day DL
  • DH/1B Luis Jimenez selected from AAA Tacoma
  • RHP Shawn Kelley recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • INF Alex Liddi recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • RHP Hector Noesi recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • INF Carlos Triunfel recalled from AAA Tacoma
  • OF Casper Wells recalled from AAA Tacoma

To make room on the Major League, 40-man roster for Jimenez, the Mariners have designated outfielder Johermyn Chavez for assignment. The Mariners now have 10 days to trade, release or outright Chavez. The Mariners 40-man roster remains full at 40 (plus one on 60-day DL), and the team's active Major League roster is now at 34 players.

Jimenez (#39), 30, will be making his Major League debut with his first appearance. Named the Tacoma Rainiers Offensive Player of the Year, Jimenez hit .310 (146x471) with 32 doubles, 20 home runs and 81 RBI in 125 games. A PCL All-Star, he hit .364 (36x99) with 19 runs scored, 9 doubles, 1 triple, 7 home runs and 23 RBI over 28 games in August. During the month, he led the PCL in on-base percentage (.462) and OPS (1.148), while ranking 2nd in slugging (.687) and total bases (68), T2nd in extra-base hits (17), 5th in average (.364), T5th in RBI (23) and home runs (7) and T9th in hits (35). Jimenez reached base safely in 28 consecutive games, April 29-June 1, batting .382 (39x102) with 22 runs scored, 8 doubles, 5 home run and 24 RBI; was tied for the 10th-longest streak in the PCL this season.

Triunfel (#8), 22, will be making his Major League debut in his first appearance. He becomes the second-youngest player on the team, the youngest position player (Erasmo Ramirez is two months younger). Triunfel is ranked by Baseball America as Seattle's No. 25 prospect; listed as having the "Best Infield Arm" in the farm system. He finished 2nd on the Rainiers with 129 hits, 31 doubles, 62 RBI. Carlos set a career-high with 10 home runs (previous: 7, 2010 with West Tenn), 31 doubles (previous: 28, 2011 combined between Jackson and Tacoma) and 62 RBI (previous: 49, 2008 with High Desert). He was named the Rainiers Defensive Player of the Year.

Carp (#20) appeared in seven games with the Rainiers while on rehabilitation assignment, hitting .379 (11x29) with a double, a home run and 5 RBI. He was placed on the 15-day DL on August 14 with a strained left groin muscle, his third DL stint of the season (also: March 29-May 1 with a sprained right shoulder; June 13-July 23 with inflammation in the right shoulder). Overall this season, has appeared in 49 games with Seattle, batting .206 (29x141) with 6 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 20 RBI.

Kelley (#23) was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER) in 5 games with the Rainiers after being optioned to Tacoma on Aug. 17 (Charlie Furbush activated from DL). He is 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA (13 ER, 34.1 IP) in 36 relief appearances with the Mariners this season.

Liddi (#16) began the year with Seattle, but returned to Tacoma on June 12, where he hit .270 (80x296) with 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 30 RBI in 76 games. He hit .326 (43x132) over his final 33 games (since Aug. 1), with 7 doubles and 7 home runs, including hit safely in 9 of his last 11 games with 7 multi-hit games, batting .413 (19x46) with 8 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 home runs and 13 RBI. In 31 games with Seattle this season, he was a .231 hitter (24x104) with 3 doubles, 3 homers and 10 RBI.

Noesi (#45) also began the year with Seattle, but was optioned to Tacoma on July 5. With the Rainiers he posted a 2-6, 5.74 mark in 11 starts, but was 2-4, 3.91 over his last 7 starts (46.0 IP, 20 ER / Aug. 3-end of season). In 17 starts with Seattle this season, he was 2-11, with a 5.77 ERA.

Wells (#33) spent most of the season in the Majors with Seattle, but was optioned to Tacoma Aug. 26. In six games with the Rainiers, he hit .273 (6x22) with a triple and home run. In 74 games with Seattle this season, he's hitting .226 (52x230) with 10 doubles and 8 home runs.
 

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