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|Games Played By Position|
|03/24/2014||Nathan Karns, SP TB|
Ji-Man Choi, 1B SEA
Darin Mastroianni, CF TOR
Kyle Drabek, SP TOR
Jose Reyes, SS TOR
A.J. Pierzynski, C BOS
Steve Pearce, DH BAL
Corey Hart, RF SEA
Mookie Betts, SS BOS
Josh Fields, RP HOU
Eric Surkamp, SP CHW
|Tim Collins, RP KC|
Jonathan Villar, SS HOU
Josmil Pinto, C MIN
|Ji-Man Choi hit with 50-game PED suspension |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/14) Mariners minor-league first baseman Ji-Man Choi was slapped with a 50-game suspension on Thursday after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance, MLB.com reports. He was placed on the restricted list for the duration of his suspension.
"A banned substance was detected in my urine sample," Choi said, per the Tacoma News Tribune. "I do not know what I could have taken that caused me to test positive. I have not and never would knowingly use anything illegal to enhance my performance."
|Mariners cut 11 players from major-league camp Tuesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/11/14) The Mariners cut 11 players from major-league camp Tuesday, leaving them with 44 players left on the camp roster, MLB.com reports.
Five players were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, including infielders Carlos Triunfel and Ji-Man Choi, catcher Jesus Sucre and pitchers Bobby LaFromboise and Logan Bawcom.
Six players were re-assigned to minor-league camp, including infielders Ty Kelly and Nate Tenbrik, catcher Mike Dowd and pitchers Logan Kensing, Matt Palmer and Nick Hill.
"They're all tough," manager Lloyd McClendon told MLB.com Tuesday. "Any time you've got to tell a young man that his dream is not going to come to fruition at this particular time, that's tough. They all work hard, they give us all they've got. I was very pleased. Like I told all of them, it wasn't performance based. The numbers are such that we have to start moving guys out, but their performances will not be forgotten, and at some point, they'll be back."
|Mariners add four to 40-man roster |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(11/21/13) The Mariners added first baseman Ji-Man Choi, pitcher Logan Bawcom and outfielders Stefen Romero and James Jones to the team's 40-man roster Wednesday.
Choi hit .295/.394/.535 with 18 home runs and 85 RBI in 424 at-bats across three levels last season. Romero hit .277/.331/.448 with 11 home runs and 74 RBI in 375 at-bats with Triple-A Tacoma. Jones hit .275/.347/.419 with six home runs, 46 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 363 at-bats with Double-A Jackson.
Bawcom went 1-4 with a 2.91 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 64:24 K:BB ratio in 65 innings over 51 appearances with Triple-A Tacoma.
|Ji-Man Choi has done nothing but hit since signing with the Mariners in 2009, but chances are most prospect hounds haven't heard of him. He wasn't a highly scouted player in Korea and looked like he may not have a future in the majors when he missed all of 2011 because of back surgery, necessitating a move from catcher to first base. But while his 2012 return was less than definitive, his 2013 performance between three minor-league stops showed he still has something to offer at the deeper position. True, his best numbers came in the California League, but he hit nine homers in 198 at-bats at Double-A Jackson and two in 45 at-bats at Triple-A Tacoma. And though he still has some work to do judging by his precipitous drop in batting average at each level, he has only exceeded expectations for as hard as the Mariners have pushed him. His uncanny ability to put bat on ball should help him adjust quickly to the upper levels of the minors. If the Mariners finally get enough of Justin Smoak, Choi could step in at some point in 2014, making him a deep sleeper for AL-only formats.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
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