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Mariners to Designate D.J. Mitchell for Assignment

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The signing of Raul Ibanez -- blech -- requires a spot on the 40-man roster, which was full with 40 men. So somebody had to go and that somebody couldn't be Raul Ibanez so instead it is D.J. Mitchell, one of the pitchers who came over from the Yankees in the Ichiro Suzuki trade.