The Seattle Mariners roster will get better Monday when they recall Andrew Moore. It may immediately get worse, however, if Nelson Cruz ends up ont he disabled list.

If Cruz is safe, however, here’s what I think the current Mariners 25-man roster should look like.


James Paxton
Felix Hernandez
Andrew Moore
Ariel Miranda
Sam Gaviglio


Edwin Diaz
James Pazos
Marc Rzepczynski
Dan Altavilla
Steve Cishek
Tony Zych
Nick Vincent
Emilio Pagan

As I noted on Twitter, Pagan has been unbelievable the last month or so:

This means making a move with Yovani Gallardo. The Mariners have three choices; Give him another chance to start and either go with six starters for a few weeks or send down Gaviglio; Find a reason to put him on the disabled list; Designate him for assignment.

Either way, right now, he’s not helping the Mariners and the chances he does out of the bullpen are miniscule.

If it’s a 7-man bullpen, Pagan over Cishek, though we know that won’t be the decision Seattle makes anytime soon.


  1. Jean Segura
  2. Kyle Seager
  3. Robinson Cano
  4. Nelson Cruz
  5. Mitch Haniger
  6. Ben Gamel
  7. Danny Valencia
  8. Mike Zunino
  9. Jarrod Dyson


  1. Taylor Motter
  2. Carlos Ruiz
  3. Guillermo Heredia

In a 7-man bullpen a fourth bench player is warranted and I like having Powell (or Leonys Martin, but he’s no longer on the 40-man, making it difficult) to balance out the outfield options to three LHBs — Dyson, Powell, Gamel — and three RHBs — Motter, Heredia, Haniger).

The club’s post July 31 roster will look different, however. 🙂


Jason A. Churchill

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