The recent conversion of top prospect Edwin Diaz from starting pitcher to reliever took an impact arm out of the rotation at Double-A Jackson, but the Mariners affiliate is still getting good production from its starting five.
Luis Sardinas spent the first six weeks of this season with the Seattle Mariners, but on Sunday was optioned to Tacoma so he could play more often — and “all over,” as Mariners manager Scott Servais said.
The initial thought heading into this season was that Stefen Romero’s major-league fate was directly tied to how rookie Dae-Ho Lee performed in Seattle. That still might be the case. But the slugger, but as he bides his time, Romero continues to expand his positional versatility in Triple-A Tacoma.