One thing I forgot mention last night was that left-handed reliever Tyler Johnson was released by the Rainiers.
Johnson, who hadn't pitched much for the Rainiers and was slow to recover from offseason arm surgery in the spring, had a clause in his contract that he could be released by July 1st if he didn't make the major league club.
But Johnson, who was a little off and plenty sure of himself, was released last night instead.
The Mariners had hoped Johnson could be their lefty specialist in the bullpen, but he never could quite get the command and location needed to be successful.
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He pitched in four games for a total of 2 2/3 innings allowing nine runs on eight hits with two homers.
Also former Mariner Horacio Ramirez was designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals, according to the KC Star's Bob Dutton.
My only question on that: What took so long?