Mariners Face Tough Roster Decisions

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Option #2: Send Sam Haggerty to Tacoma

Before this week, Haggerty, as mentioned above, struggled to amass a .162/.262/.478 slash line in 37 at-bats. The veteran utilityman is another player doomed to small sample sizes, but as last season showed, he tends to play well when protected against overexposure.

However, the 29-year-old speedster made his case to stay when Dylan Moore returns by having his best game of the year this week. He handled first base giving Ty France the day off after an injury scare, making a spectacular play to get Ryan Noda out on a swipe tag. Remember, that was only his third game at the position EVER. But the best development was Sam Haggerty going back to his roots, hammering a double off lefty Ken Waldichuck that broke the game open.

Haggerty has always seen lefties better authoring a sizable platoon split against southpaws (.279). One thing to remember about Haggerty is that the defensive versatility and ability to steal bags late in games give Servais a real weapon off the bench. Those factors alone might be enough to keep him around.