With Julio injured, who can the Mariners replace him with?

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Julio Rodriguez left the game on Saturday against the Blue Jays with lower back tightness. Should he miss extended time expect either Taylor Trammell to fill his spot on the roster. If Sunday's performance is any indication of Trammell's possible impact on this team we might be okay.

As for Julio Rodriguez, he had been off to a surprisingly slow start to 2023 hitting just .239 with 5 HR and a .743 OPS. The question is who will the Mariners also pull up Cade Marlowe if Rodriguez has to miss an extended period of time.

Cade Marlowe
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Outfielder Cade Marlowe has put on a clinic down in AAA Tacoma batting .349, with nine extra base hits, 10 RBI, five SB, and a 1.094 OPS in nine games. The Mariners almost called up Marlowe for the postseason after an injury kept Sam Haggerty out of the playoffs. Seattle decided to keep him on their taxi squad in case another one of their players went down with an injury instead. Marlowe likely would have made the Mariners roster out of Spring Training had it not been for a right oblique strain.

Taylor Trammell
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Taylor Trammell is probably up for the ling haul now. He provides the Mariners with another outfield option and currently has been on fire in Tacoma. He is currently hitting .345 with two HR and two doubles, four RBI, and a 1.049 OPS in eight games. Also, Trammell hit safely in each of his first eight games for the Rainiers this year. Unlike Marlowe, Trammell has played on the Major League roster for the Mariners before, hitting .174 for his career with 13 HR.

Both of these outfielders Taylor Trammell or Cade Marlowe could inject life into a Mariners lineup which desperately needs it. They also would provide decent replacement options for Seattle if Julio misses extended time with an injury. The Mariners were likely going to call up one of these players sooner or later to replace one of their struggling veterans on the roster. Now is the time for Trammell and possibly Marlowe to show what they are capable of.