Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/2/11
The housekeeping continues for the Mariners, who today saw infielder Luis Rodriguez opt for free agency after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster. Rodriguez could indeed be re-signed later on, as the team appreciated his versatility. But this is about the 40-man roster, now at 36. The Mariners have to finalize the roster by Nov. 18 to protect minor leaguers in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. So, they now have four open spots. In other news, pitcher Danny Hultzen and shortstop Nick Franklin will play in the Rising Stars game for the Arizona Fall League this coming Saturday. Hultzen will be the starting pitcher for the West Division team. If you missed it, I profiled both Hultzen and Franklin in our paper a couple of weeks ago when I was down in Arizona. Read more...
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