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Mariners option Jesus Montero to Triple-A to make room for Kendrys Morales

Jul 25, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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The Mariners have optioned DH Jesus Montero to Triple-A Tacoma to make room for Kendrys Morales, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Morales is in the Mariners’ starting lineup tonight, batting clean-up against the Orioles.

Morales rejoined the Mariners in a trade yesterday which sent Stephen Pryor to the Twins. The 31-year-old 1B/DH didn’t have a great start with the Twins, posting a disappointing .234/.259/.325 slash line with one home run and 18 RBI in 162 plate appearances. The Twins had signed him to a one-year deal worth a prorated $14 million on June 8.

Montero, 24, performed poorly in a handful of plate appearances at the major league level, slashing .235/.235/.412 with one home run and two RBI in 17 trips to the plate. To his credit, Montero has performed well with Tacoma, where he has spent a vast majority of his season, but the Mariners would prefer to see him translate that into success in the majors.

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  1. ironcurtin64 - Jul 25, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    Wow, that revolving door between Seatle and Tacoma is getting some serious use recently.

  2. fearthehoody - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Sadly I never gave the Ms a chance to make the playoffs. its nice they are actually winning some games. But 2nd half will be the big drop and the 5-10 games under .500 record finish

  3. wilmyers09 - Jul 25, 2014 at 10:19 PM

    when is montero going to run out of minor league options lol

  4. banksatdixie - Jul 25, 2014 at 11:01 PM

    Yankees win the trade

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