Mariners Face Tough Roster Decisions

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Option #1: Send Taylor Trammell to Tacoma

Taylor Trammell is playing one to two days a week. For a player still figuring it out, that's not good enough. The 26-year-old outfielder needs consistent at-bats and with Jarred Kelenic's emergence, he won't get them in Seattle. The result is a minute sample size (35 AB), and minimal run. It's hard to expect Trammell to get into any kind of groove offensively when his name is only in the lineup card a couple of days a week.

Additionally, Trammell has an odd stat line in that he has five hits with three being homers, including this big blast in his first at-bat of the season.

He's always been a lightning rod for positivity, and someone fans tend to love. Unfortunately, Manager Scott Servais already has Jarred Kelenic, Julio Rodriguez, Teoscar Hernandez, A.J. Pollock, and utilityman Sam Haggerty on the roster. Despite Trammell's unique power, speed combination, and ability to play all three outfield positions, there is a good chance he will shortly toil in Cheney Stadium.