Happy Friday! We’ve got beautiful weather and baseball on tap tonight.
Our first update is on the transaction side, where the Mariners kept us busy earlier today:
Mariners roster moves:— Mariners PR (@MarinersPR) June 18, 2021
Yohan Ramírez, RHP, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma
Vinny Nittoli, RHP, selected from Tacoma
José Godoy, C, optioned to Tacoma
Justin Dunn, RHP, placed on 10-day IL
Kyle Lewis, OF, transferred to 60-day IL
After Dunn was pulled after just a few innings yesterday, this move seemed imminent. Per the various beat reporters, Dunn has had an MRI but we don’t know the results yet, though Scott Servais sounded optimistic. It’s still worrying to have a player who missed a start immediately go down with the same ailment, but time will tell.
Meanwhile, it’s fantastic to see Vinny Nittoli up from Tacoma to hopefully make his major league debut in the days to come. The Mariners’ 25th-round pick has bounced around multiple organizations — and indy ball, even — before returning to the org. He’s more than five years older than Alex Jackson, the team’s first-round pick in the same draft. (Given Jackson’s career -19 OPS+, Nittoli might well be a better hitter than him, too.)
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