The Mariners have opted to call up journeyman minor leaguer Guillermo Quiroz, a onetime top prospect with Toronto, from Class AA to fill the void left by Kenji Johjima's injury. Johjima goes to the 15-day DL and pitcher Cesar Jimenez is transferred to the 60-day DL.
Well, that was an odd one. I would have put it somewhere around the third or fourth most likely transaction to have happened to replace Johjima on the roster. It's been a long time since Quiroz has done anything positive at the plate, but one thing he does bring is a somewhat patient (compared to our other catchers) approach.