Seattle Mariners: 3 players who could be cut before Opening Day
With the 40 man roster now at 40, if the Seattle Mariners make a signing someone will have to be cut. Which 3 are next in line?
The Seattle Mariners have made a flurry of small moves this offseason and have seen massive turnover in their 40 man roster. It all started right after the season when the Mariners outrighted multiple relievers like Carl Edwards Jr and Matt Magill.
Many moves followed like Seattle adding Taylor Trammell, Sam Delaplane, Juan Then, and Wyatt Mills to the 40 man roster at the deadline for players to be protected in the Rule 5 Draft. Then Seattle got active in free agency signing players like Chris Flexen and Keynan Middleton and then designating Tim Lopes and Phillip Ervin for assignment to make room.
The Mariners 40 man roster currently sits at 40, meaning that if Seattle is to trade for any players that would have to be added to the 40 man roster or sign any players to major league contracts, someone will have to be designated for assignment to make room.
This also could happen multiple times as the Mariners may be in the market for a left fielder, a starting pitcher, and more bullpen help. So who would be next in line to bite the dust and be a 40 man roster casualty if the Mariners trade or sign someone at the major league level?
Here are the 3 players who I believe to be next up to join the various DFA’s and outrights Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto has made this offseason.