The Mariners have an impending roster crunch, including finding ways to get a trio of key players (Andres Munoz, Penn Murfee, and Dylan Moore) on the 26-man. Of course, there are easy ways to get the relievers aboard, such as sending rookie Juan Then back to Arkansas and possibly designating Chris Flexen for assignment. But the tough decisions center around Moore, who the team signed to a three-year extension this past offseason.
The thirty-year-old utilityman is currently with the Tacoma Rainiers on a rehab assignment. He's rotated between shortstop and designated hitter duty (.400, 2 RBI, 1 SB). However, there is a good chance they allow him to regain his timing with more games in the next week – especially with the big-league team on an extended homestand. Per Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish the thought is Moore might be able to join the team on the next road trip, which starts on June 2nd in Texas.
While it is always good to improve the health of the roster by getting rehabbing players back, there are some fairly difficult decisions ahead. Mainly, what does General Manager Justin Hollander do to create space for Moore? Let's cycle through three possible options to get the veteran sparkplug back to Seattle and on the field.