#Mariners select LHP Anthony Vasquez, place RHP Dan Cortes on 15-day DL w/bruised left ankle...asked release waivers on AAA INF Matt Mangini— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) August 23, 2011
Cortes chose a bad time to tweak his ankle. Additionally, Matt Mangini was released to create space on the 40-man roster. Mangini has batted .309/.399/.409 in Tacoma, which translates to a PCL OPS+ of 27. It's mildly surprising that Mangini got the boot while Matt Tuiasosopo survived, but not in any significant kind of way. It's more like "oh, Mangini, huh," and then a pensive stare off into space. It's worth noting that Mangini had recently been away from the team anyway due to a personal issue.