3 players on Mariners' 40-man roster they should DFA in favor of Levi Stoudt

The Mariners could bring back an old friend to help round out the fringes of the roster.
Tampa Bay Rays v Cincinnati Reds
Tampa Bay Rays v Cincinnati Reds / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
3 of 3

Taylor Trammell

The Mariners have a logjam of lefty-swinging outfielders, so much so that they traded one to the White Sox this offseason in the Gregory Santos transaction. The headcount includes Cade Marlowe, Dominic Canzone, Luke Raley, switch-hitter Sam Haggerty, and Taylor Trammell. The latter is out of minor league options, meaning he either makes the team out of spring training or Dipoto trades him in a minor transaction for pitching depth. 

Then again, with another offseason of Driveline behind him, Trammell, a fan favorite, could surprise and break camp as the fourth outfielder. We've seen stranger things happen.

We'll see plenty of roster churn on the fringes this spring, with Stoudt possibly being the next waiver claim on the docket. There is a world where the Mariner's front office might beckon him back to his roots. They may see something in the 26-year-old as a multi-inning reliever who could compete with Austin Voth and Trent Thornton. Who knows? There are some exciting parallels behind his pitch mix and, say, that of Isaiah Campbell.