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Roster Move – Taylor Recalled, Bloomquist DFA

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 22: Chris Taylor #1 of the Seattle Mariners turns a double play as Robinson Cano #22 looks on in the fifth inning during MLB game action as Danny Valencia #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into second base on May 22, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Chris Taylor will join the Mariners for tonight’s game.

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:

Your Invitation to Spring Training is in the Mail

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Well, sort of. Today, GM Jack Zduriencik officially announced the 15 organizational players that will participate in Major League Spring Training. This is in addition to the four minor league free agents who already received invitations (Matt Palmer, Cole Gillespie, Ramon Ramirez, Humberto Quintero) and the entire 40-man roster (see detailed roster).

The list of the 15 organizational players includes 2013 Mariners Minor League Player of the Year Chris Taylor and Relief Pitcher of the Year Carson Smith. Here is the full list:

ARIAS, Jonathan RHP
CARRAWAY, Andrew RHP
DOWD, Mike C
ELIAS, Roenis LHP
GILLESPIE, Cole OF
GILLHEENEY, James LHP
HICKS, John C
HILL, Nick LHP
KELLY, Ty INF
KOHLSCHEEN, Stephen RHP
LEONE, Dominic RHP
NORIEGA, Gabriel INF
PALMER, Matt RHP
QUINTERO, Humberto C
RAMIREZ, Ramon RHP
RUFFIN, Chance RHP
SMITH, Carson RHP
TAYLOR, Chris INF
TENBRINK, Nate INF

Career and 2013 highlights on each player can be found in the following document:

And here is the complete roster, which includes 59 players (40-man roster + 19 invitees):

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