Roster Move – Taylor Recalled, Bloomquist DFA
The Mariners made a roster move this afternoon adding infielder Chris Taylor to the 25-man roster. Utility infielder/outfielder Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment to open the roster spot.
Taylor, 24, will wear #1 and will be active for tonight’s series opener vs. the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum (7:07 pm).
This will be Taylor’s second stint with the Mariners this season, batting .159 (10×63) in 20 games from May 4-June 1. In 48 games with AAA Tacoma he hit .289 (56×194) with 9 doubles, 4 triples, 2 home runs, 16 RBI and was 13-for-17 stealing bases. In 47 games in the infield (SS – 36, 2B – 11) he made 6 errors in 200 total chances. In 27 games since returning to the Rainiers Taylor has hit .272 (31×114) with 4 doubles, 3 triples and recorded 7 stolen bases (.352 on-base pct).
Bloomquist, 37, has appeared in 35 games for the Mariners this season at 6 different positions: SS-7 G/5 GS, 1B-3 G/3 GS, LF-5 G/3 GS, 3B-5 G/2 GS, 2B-8 G/2 GS, RF- 2 G/1 GS. He is batting .159 (11×69) with 1 doubles and 4 RBI. This is Bloomquist’s 14th Major League season and second stint with the Mariners. The Port Orchard native has played in 622 games with Seattle (21st-most in club history) since making his Major League debut in 2002.
The Mariners active roster is the following: