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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||3.00||.261||24.00||54.00||29.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||33||7||0|| .212|| .242|| .212|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||1||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000|
|vs RHP||223||56||0|| .280|| .309|| .251|
|Last 10 Games|
Peterson, Marte, Kivlehan among Mariners cuts Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) The Mariners announced Friday they cut 11 players from major-league camp.
Pitcher Lucas Luetge, catcher John Hicks, indielder Ketel Marte, infielder Jesus Montero, outfielder James Jones and outfielder Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
Pitcher Justin Germano, pitcher Rafael Perez, infielder D.J. Peterson, infielder Patrick Kivlehan and outfielder Franklin Gutierrez were reassigned to minor-league camp.
Peterson (No. 2), Marte (No. 3) and Kivlehan (No. 4) are among the Mariners' top prospects, according to Baseball America.
Mariners' McClendon on James Jones: 'He's improved quite a bit'
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) Mariners outfielder James Jones came into the spring with a new batting approach, lowering his hands at the plate, and it's paid off thus far this spring, MLB.com reports.
"He's playing well," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "The bat speed is better. He's had some big hits this spring. He's improved quite a bit."
Jones has picked things up after a slow Cactus League start, and he's 5 for 11 a double, a triple and five runs scored in his last four games. However, he's likely on the outside looking in for one of the team's bench spots.
"There's going to be competition wherever you go," Jones said. "If there's no competition, you have to ask yourself if you're even trying. I like the competition. It makes it good for everybody. This is a really talented group -- good hitters and guys who can play all the positions. I'm definitely picking their brains."
Seattle shuffles their roster Friday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/29/14) The Mariners announced a pair of roster moves Friday. The team optioned pitcher Erasmo Ramirez down to Triple-A Tacoma, and recalled outfielder James Jones, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
James Jones optioned to Triple-A
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/17/14) The Mariners optioned outfielder James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma following Sunday's game against the Tigers to clear a roster spot for pitcher Roenis Elias, who will start Monday.
James Jones up, Erasmo Ramirez down for Mariners
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/11/14) The Mariners have recalled outfielder James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma and demoted right-hander Erasmo Ramirez.
Ramirez has overcome control problems to perform well recently, but has not maintained a starting spot. He has yielded just four earned runs on 19 hits in last 31 1/3 innings pitched, but has also walked 19.
Despite lowering his ERA from 6.82 to 4.06, a lack of run support has continued to prevent Ramirez from earning a win since April 1.
|2014 summary: An unknown coming into the season, James Jones made a quick impression when he arrived early on, capturing a starting role with a .294 batting average and 12 stolen bases (in 13 attempts) over his first 46 games. But his slap-hitting ways ultimately exposed him as a spare-outfielder type. He hit only .201 the rest of the way (though he did go 15 for 15 on stolen bases) and spent much of August back at Triple-A.|
Playing time status: The Mariners are said to really like Jones, whose most notable quality other than his speed is that he wears No. 99. (seriously, he's not even a good defender), but even they seem to realize he's not fit to start for a team with playoff aspirations, having acquired Seth Smith for their one outfield opening this offseason.
2015 outlook: It's possible that slumps or injuries could earn Jones another shot in the Mariners lineup, especially if they're looking to add an element of speed to it, but chances are he won't hit enough to stay there. As a cheap steals specialist, he's a worthy pick in AL-only Rotisserie leagues, but that's about it.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/5/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|
|5/6/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|5/8/15||OAK||10:10 pm||Sonny Gray|
|5/9/15||OAK||9:10 pm||Jesse Hahn|
|5/10/15||OAK||4:10 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|5/12/15||SD||10:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/13/15||SD||10:10 pm||Brandon Morrow|