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Taylor Trammell to the IL means Marcus Wilson gets the big league call at last amid roster moves

Some pre-suspension preparation

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Another day, another slate of roster moves for the Seattle Mariners. Today Seattle placed OF Taylor Trammell on the 10-day injured list and optioned 1B/3B Kevin Padlo to Triple-A Tacoma. In two corresponding additions, they’ve recalled UTIL Sam Haggerty and promoted, for the first time in his big league career, OF Marcus Wilson, adding him to the 40-man roster. To make a space for Wilson, Seattle shifted C Tom Murphy to the 60-day IL, as he has recently been forced to opt for season ending surgery on his shoulder.

It’s frustrating news for Trammell, whose almost miraculous return from a hamstring injury has been a godsend for Seattle amidst a deluge of injuries and ineffectiveness in their outfield corps. Hopefully Trammell’s injury is mild and he can return fully healed, among several outfielders in Seattle’s system on the mend, see: Lewis, Kyle and Haniger, Mitch. Padlo’s demotion is an unsurprising move given the impending suspensions that could drop at any time: Haggerty’s ability to handle every position on the field makes him a more necessary member of the club than a more limited would-be slugger.

For Wilson, it is a culmination of effort that might have just as easily never come. He was understandably taken with the news.

The 25-year-old L.A. area native was taken 69th overall in the 2014 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was dealt to the Boston Red Sox in early 2019 in return for C Blake Swihart, but eventually was designated for assignment in July of 2021, when Seattle scooped him up. He’s a capable defender, with decent speed and power, but has struggled to make enough contact in the high minors to get a look previously. Wilson’s prospect path has taken a multitude of seemingly dark and fruitless turns, yet he’s nonetheless clawed his way to the bigs at last. Congratulations to Wilson and best of luck here!