May 24, 2012, 5:17 PM EST
Miguel Olivo is back from the disabled list after missing the past four weeks with a groin injury and the Mariners created a spot on the roster for his return by optioning outfielder Casper Wells to Triple-A.
That means, despite some speculation to the contrary and plenty of fans calling for his job, Chone Figgins remains on the roster.
Figgins began the season as Seattle’s starting left fielder and showed some signs of early life with back-to-back three-hit games, but he’s hit .133 in 25 games since then and was eventually benched by manager Eric Wedge.
Olivo wasn’t exactly lighting up the league before his injury either, hitting .210 with a .575 OPS and hideous 18/2 K/BB ratio, but he’ll likely resume playing regularly behind the plate with Jesus Montero shifting back into more of a designated hitter role and John Jaso fighting for playing time scraps.
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