The Mariners announced today that they claimed outfielder Scott Cousin off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto had claimed Cousins off of waivers about two weeks before that.
Cousins, 27, split last season between AAA New Orleans and the Miami Marlins. With the Marlins he appeared in 53 games, batting .163 (14-for-86) with 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 3 RBI. He played all three outfield positions for the Marlins (LF – 6 G/0 GS, CF – 18 G/8 GS, RF – 12 G/6 GS). With New Orleans he batted .296 (69-for-233) in 61 games. He also played with the Marlins in 2010 (27 G) and 2011 (48 G).
He's best known for the play where he took Buster Posey out at home plate.
With the addition of Cousins, the Mariners 40-man roster is now at 37 players. It's important to note that Cousins does have a minor league option left. That looms large since Mike Carp, Casper Wells and Trayvon Robinson do not.
Over seven minor league seasons he has combined to bat .279 with 106 doubles, 21 triples, 62 home runs and 280 RBI. Cousins was originally selected out of the University of San Francisco in the third round of the 2006 June draft.