Seattle Mariners announced today the following roster moves:
- J.P. Crawford, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
- Shed Long, INF, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
- Dylan Moore, INF, placed on the 10-day Injured List with a right wrist contusion.
- Chasen Bradford, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
Crawford (#3) and Long (#39) will be in uniform and available for tonight’s (4:10 pm PT) game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Crawford, 24, has reached base safely a league-leading 31 consecutive games with Triple-A Tacoma, including 27 games with at least 1 hit. Overall he hit .319 (37×116) with 20 runs scored, 7 doubles, 3 home runs 15 RBI, 19 walks and 3 stolen base in 31 games with the Rainiers. After going 0-for-4 in his first game of the season, Crawford hit safely in his next 15 straight games, April 5-21, batting .350 (21×60) with 14 runs scored, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 8 walks and 2 stolen bases. His 15-game hitting streak is currently tied for the longest in the PCL this season. Crawford tied his career-high with 4 hits and established a career-high with 6 RBI on May 6 vs. Albuquerque, going 4-for-5 with 1 run scored, 1 home run and 6 RBI. He has recorded 10 of his 15 RBI this season in his last 7 games, dating back to May 1.
Crawford was acquired by Seattle from Philadelphia on Dec. 3, 2018. He was originally selected by Philadelphia in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft. J.P. made his MLB debut with the Phillies in 2017 and also spent time in the Majors with Philadelphia in 2018. Overall, he is a career .214 hitter in 72 Major League games with 10 doubles, 4 triples and 3 home runs. After being recalled September 4 of 2018, he hit .292 (7×24) with 3 runs, a double, 2 triples, 1 home run and 4 RBI.
Long, 23, has hit safely in 21 of 32 games with Triple-A Tacoma, batting .276 (34×123) with 25 runs scored, 5 doubles, 4 triples, 5 RBI, 21 RBI, 14 walks and 2 stolen bases. His 4 triples are currently the 2nd-most in the PCL this season. Long has hit safely in 6 of 7 games in the month of May, batting .370 (10×27) with 4 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 10 RBI. He drove in a career-high 5 RBI, including a grand slam home run on May 8 vs. Reno (2×4, R, 2B, HR, 5 RBI). Long has appeared in games at second base, third base and left field this season with the Rainiers.
Long spent the 2018 season with Double-A Pensacola, batting .261 (118×452) with 75 runs, 22 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 56 RBI, 57 walks and 19 steals in 126 games. He was on the Southern Division Southern League All-Star team.
Long was acquired by the Mariners from Cincinnati in exchange for minor league outfielder Josh Stowers on Jan. 21, 2019. He was originally selected by the Reds in the 12th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Jacksonville High School. Over 7 minor league seasons, he is batting .272 (479×1758) with 256 runs scored, 91 doubles, 19 triples, 55 home runs, 232 RBI, 202 walks and 54 stolen bases in 489 career games.
Bradford, 29, is 1-for-1 in save opportunities with 1 hold in 10 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. The 6-foot-1, 226-pound right-hander has posted a 4.61 ERA (7 ER, 13.2 IP) while striking out 10 and walking 3. He has worked at least 1.2 innings in 3 of his 10 outings this season, including a career-high 3.1 innings on May 1 vs. Chicago-NL.
Bradford has appeared in parts of 3 Major League season with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), compiling a career record of 7-0 with 1 save and a 3.83 ERA (43 ER, 101.0 IP0 with 75 strikeouts and 30 walks in 84 career appearances. He was claimed off waivers by the Mariners from the Mets on Jan. 19, 2018. He was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Moore, 26, has appeared in 28 games with Seattle this season, batting .229 (11×48) with 7 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 5 RBI, 5 walks and 2 stolen bases. The 6-foot, 185-pound infielder made his first career Opening Day roster with Seattle this season and made his Major League debut with the Mariners on March 20 vs. Oakland in Tokyo, Japan. Moore has appeared in games this season at second base, shortstop, third base, left field and pitcher.
Moore signed with Seattle as a free agent on November 9, 2018. The Placentia, CA, native was originally drafted by Texas Rangers in the 7th round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida. He was added to the Rangers 40-man roster on November 21, 2015 and traded to Atlanta as part of a three-team trade that sent International Slot money to the Rangers on Aug. 24, 2016. In 4 minor league seasons with Texas (2015-16), Atlanta (2016-17) and Milwaukee (2018), he hit .260 (395×1518) with 235 runs scored, 96 doubles, 13 triples, 42 home runs, 200 RBI, 175 walks and 90 stolen bases in 440 career games.