"We are very pleased with the return in the trade as all four players should be contributors to our current Major League club at present and in our very near future," said Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik.
"We view Smoak as a middle-of-the-lineup bat and Lueke as a late-inning guy. Both should be with us in 2011. "
Link - http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20101215&content_id=16324404&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb . Thought that was interesting amid all the speculation that he would never pitch for the Mariners because of his past. First time I've heard them publicly say anything about Lueke contributing to the big league club.