The Seattle Mariners have yet another lineup tonight against the Boston Red Sox, with Wily Mo Pena filling the designated hitter role - and first baseman Justin Smoak on the disabled list.
Smoak broke his nose on a bad hop ground ball last night, and Pena was called up from the Tacoma Rainiers today. Bringing up Pena meant making room on Seattle's 40-man roster, so the team designated left-handed pitcher Luke French for assignment.
A year ago, French was named the Rainier Pitcher of the Year by the Mariners, and had come to Seattle from Detroit in the trade of Jarrod Washburn. Now the Mainers have 10 days in which to trade, release or outright French.
Pena, 29, hit .333 with 11 runs, four doubles, four home runs and 14 RBI in Tacoma. He began the season with the Arizona Diamondbacks but was released on July 15.
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Here'sthe lineup tonight:
Ichiro RFGutierrez CFAckley 2BCarp 3Pena DHWells 7 LF Bard CRodriguez 3BWilson SSHernandez P