Infielder Chris Taylor optioned to AAA Tacoma
SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced the following roster moves prior to tonight’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
· Luis Sardiñas, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
· Chris Taylor, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 5/24).
Sardiñas, 23, hit .406 (13×32) with 8 runs, 1 double and 4 RBI in 8 games with AAA Tacoma. In his first stint with Seattle, he hit .154 (4×26) in 12 games (6 starts) with the Mariners after making the Opening Day roster. He appeared in games at second base (3 G, 1 GS), first base (2 G), third base (2 GS), shortstop (2 GS) and left field (1 GS), including making his first career appearance in left field in a start at Texas on April 6. Sardiñas hit his first Major League home run in his Mariners debut on April 5 at Texas.
Taylor, 25, was 1-for-3 in two games with Seattle before being optioned. Earlier this season with Tacoma, he hit .294 (45×153) with 31 runs, 14 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 14 RBI and 8 stolen bases in 39 games with AAA Tacoma. He’s appeared in 33 games at shortstop, 3 at second base and 3 at third base this season with the Rainiers. Taylor appeared in the Majors with Seattle in both 2014 and 2015. In a combined 84 big league games, Taylor has hit .239 (55×230) with 11 doubles, 1 triple and 10 RBI in 84 games.