Mariners Analysis: 3 Players Who Warrant a Call-Up

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Sep 23, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pinch hitter Franklin Gutierrez (21) rounds 3rd base after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the 8th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Despite sweeping the Oakland A’s this weekend, the Seattle Mariners have had a very slow start to the 2015 season. Anytime you enter the season with enormous expectations and you are under .500 11 days into May, changes are inevitable.

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General Manager Jack Zduriencik made a few moves last week, but he has made it clear he will continue tinkering with the roster until he gets the desired results. Zduriencik went as far to say that the players are “not on scholarship” in a recent interview.

There are a few players currently playing for the Tacoma Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League that have earned a call-up to Seattle. All of these players in this list are familiar faces to Mariners’ fans, and some are more popular amongst the fan base that others. I will highlight 3 players I feel could help turn the M’s season around, and I will pick 3 players who could be demoted to make room for the new guys.

We will begin the list with veteran outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.

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