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Mariners activate OF Jake Fraley from IL, option Eric Campbell to Tacoma

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The clown prince of walks returns at last.

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners have activated outfielder Jake Fraley from the 10-day IL and optioned infielder Eric Campbell back down to Triple-A Tacoma.

Fraley has missed nearly two months with the left hamstring strain that is unfortunately one of many lower body injuries he’s sustained through his big league career, and he returns to a more uncertain role than the clear starting spot he had in April. With both Mitch Haniger and Kyle Lewis healthy and performing well, and Jarred Kelenic arrived at last, Fraley will likely play frequently but not daily, helping the rotation of days of and DH spells feature less Donovan Walton in the outfield. Fraley’s seven game rehab stint in Tacoma went almost perfectly, with the 26 year old clobbering the ball and looking fresh. With the number of outfielders at or adjacent to the big leagues at this point, Fraley seems like a possible candidate to perform himself into a trade where he can play full time somewhere, though he’ll have to hit far better than he has so far in his brief big league career.