Friday, April 11, 2008

Norton Called Up, Jimerson DFA

From 3:27 pm PST: Nothing is official, but USS Mariner is reporting that Greg Norton has been called up from AAA Tacoma and will be available for tonight's ballgame.

Jason A. Churchill of Prospect Insider confirmed that Norton is already with the team, but has heard nothing of an official move.

It's unclear which player will be dropped from the roster. Miguel Cairo is a candidate to be waived, or the team may try and slip Charlton Jimerson through waivers. There is also the possibility that someone has been sent to the disabled list. Richie Sexson appeared to pull something near his groin while running the bases in game two of the Tampa Bay series. Norton would certainly be able to fill Sexson's spot defensively and offensively.

If it is an injury it would have made sense to bring up an extra reliever, but it doesn't appear that either Brandon Morrow or Arthur Rhodes are ready for big league action. Both are pitching in AA West Tennessee last I heard.

I will update this post when details surface.

UPDATE 6:10 pm PST: Bob Condotta reports Jimerson was designated for assignment, meaning Seattle has 10 days to make a decision on his future. Jimerson isn't sure whether or not he'll accept a minor league assignment if he clears waivers, and he's hoping to be picked up by another major league team soon.

1 comment:

Rob T. said...

Jimerson was sent down.