AAA Tacoma Rainiers (71-65, Pacific Coast League)
In ten rehab starts with the Rainiers, Michael Saunders is batting .257 with 14 walks, 1 double and 2 runs batted in. Saunders was recalled from his rehab assignment on Saturday due to flu-like symptoms, and he will be eligible to return to Tacoma after 5 days. This is a minor setback, but he should hopefully be joining the team sooner than later.
Stefen Romero currently has a 13-game hitting streak. During the streak, Romero has 4 doubles, 2 triples, 5 home runs and 19 runs batted in. In his 18 games since being optioned to Tacoma, he is batting .425 with 4 doubles, 2 triples, 7 home runs and 22 runs batted in.
Over his last 14 games, Justin Smoak is hitting batting 23-for-53 (.434) with 6 doubles, 12 walks and 10 runs batted in. Smoak has been raking since he was sent down, but unfortunately for him, Logan Morrison has been spectacular of late.
Erasmo Ramirez has been pretty solid lately. He hasn't allowed more than 3 earned runs in his last 11 consecutive starts and he's 4-1 with an ERA of 2.74 in his last 7 starts. During those 7 starts, he has struck out 32, walked 4 and held opposing hitters to a .238 batting average.
Shortstop Ketel Marte still looks very promising. He's been up with Tacoma for 11 games and he's recorded at least one base hit in 10 of those games. Since his promotion to AAA, Marte is batting .306 with 4 walks, 3 stolen bases, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 6 runs batted in.