Big league experience already
- Donovan Walton
- Jose Marmelejos
- Justin Grimm
- Jimmy Yacabonis
- Justus Sheffield
- Justin Dunn
Okay, so the last two are kind of cheating, but the point stands. Sheffield doesn’t technically count, since he is doing rehab starts and is still on the MLB roster, but he would be an addition regardless. Justin Dunn, on the other hand, is on the 60-day. He would be an actual return and new roster spot.
Both of them could be additions to the pen, although Sheffield is a lot closer than Dunn. The other pitchers that could make appearances would be Justin Grimm or Jimmy Yacabonis. Each has plenty of MLB experience, and have been pitching well in Tacoma this year. It never hurts to grab extra arms for the pen, especially as pitchers tire out from playing the full year.
At the plate, I would love to see the return of Donovan Walton. He’s been up a handful of times this year, and it would be neat to see him get an extended look. He’s hitting .321 in Tacoma with a low strikeout rate and nine home runs, and could be great depth and relief for the roster, whether in the infield or at a corner outfield spot.
Then, there is Marmo. Fans all over have been clamoring for him to come back up, and for good reason. He’s hitting .363 for Tacoma, with 23 home runs and 12 doubles in just 248 ABs. The Mariners could use more pop in their lineup, and Marmo could be the answer.