A little more roster churn before Christmas

RasmussenWe’re still not to Christmas yet, but the Mariners roster roulette remains in full swing with Wednesday’s news that left-hander Rob Rasmussen was claimed off waivers by the Angels, making him the 24th Mariners player to be traded away or claimed by another team since Jerry Dipoto took over.

Not all those were on the 40-man roster, but at this point there are 17 new players on the 40-man thanks to 10 trades and six free-agent signings (including the return of Hisashi Iwakuma and Franklin Gutierrez). So yes, you might need a program to see who is who when Spring Training opens in mid-February. Here is an updated list of the offseason moves to date:


Nov. 5 – SS Brad Miller, 1B baseman Logan Morrison and RH reliever Danny Farquhar to Rays for RH starter Nathan Karns, LH reliever C.J. Riefenhauser and OF Boog Powell.

Nov. 12 –RH Enyel De Los Santos and infielder Nelson Ward to Padres for RH reliever Joaquin Benoit.

Nov. 16 – RH reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones and infielder Patrick Kivlehan to Rangers for CF Leonys Martin and RH reliever Anthony Bass.

Nov. 20 – OF Ramon Flores to Brewers for infielder Luis Sardinas.

Dec. 2 – 1B Mark Trumbo and LH reliever C.J. Riefenhauser to Orioles for C/1B Steve Clevenger.

Dec. 4 – RH reliever Jose Ramirez to Braves for RH reliever Ryne Harper and cash.

Dec. 7 – RH reliever Carson Smith and LH starter Roenis Elias to Red Sox for LH starter Wade Miley and RH reliever Jonathan Aro.

Dec. 8: RH reliever Trey Cochran-Gill to A’s for RH reliever Evan Scribner.

Dec. 9: RH pitchers Daniel Missaki, Carlos Herrera and Freddy Peralta to Brewers for 1B Adam Lind.

Dec. 18: LH Tyler Olson to Dodgers for future considerations.

LF Franklin Gutierrez (re-signed)
C Chris Iannetta (Angels)
RH reliever Justin De Fratus (Phillies)
OF Nori Aoki (Giants)
RH reliever Steve Cishek (Cardinals)
RH Hisashi Iwakuma (re-signed)

RH Donn Roach (Cubs)
OF Mike Baxter (Cubs)
Inf. Ed Lucas (Rangers)
RH Blake Parker (Cubs)
LH Brad Mills (A’s)
RH Casey Coleman (Royals)

OF Daniel Robertson (Angels)
1B Andy Wilkins (Orioles – since DFA’d)
RH A.J. Schugel (D-backs)

LH Edgar Olmos (Cubs claimed)
C John Hicks (Twins claimed)
OF Jabari Blash (A’s Rule 5 Draft)
1B Andy Wilkins (Rangers claimed)
LH Rob Rasmussen (Angels claimed)

Here’s a link to the 40-man roster as well as an approximation of the team’s current depth chart.


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