Mariners moves: Leonys Martin and Erasmo Ramirez added to the 25-man roster

Former first-round pick D.J. Peterson was designated for assignment as part of the roster shuffle

On most Sunday mornings after a night game during the season, the Mariners clubhouse is a quiet place with players sipping coffee and trying to wake up while several others are at the chapel services offered. Baseball players are not morning people.

But this Sunday morning, the volume and energy was at an unusually high level.

“There was a little bit of life,” manager Scott Servais said.

Why?

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Well, Leonys Martin and Erasmo Ramirez are back with the team. Both players bring a fair amount of energy and volume with their personalities. The two additions to the active roster were part of a series moves on Sunday morning.

  • Leonys Martin, OF, selected from AAA Tacoma.
  • Erasmo Ramirez, RHP, added to the Mariners active roster.
  • Mitch Haniger, OF, placed on the 10-day disabled list with a facial laceration.
  • Cody Martin, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 7/29).
  • D.J. Peterson, INF, designated for assignment.

The move with Ramirez was expected after the Mariners re-acquired him in a trade with the Rays for reliever Steve Cishek. The diminutive right-hander will join the rotation and start on Tuesday against the Rangers in Arlington. Seattle originally signed Ramirez as a free agent out of Nicaragua in 2007. He made his big league debut with the Mariners in 2012 and appeared in 47 games in a Seattle uniform before being traded to the Rays before the 2015 season.

“I’m just happy to be back for sure,” he said. “I’m going back to the place where everything started. I couldn’t believe it. I got traded back to the team that traded me. It was funny. I’m happy to go to a familiar place.”

Ramirez is 4-3 with a save, six holds and a 4.80 EERA in eight starts and 18 relief appearances this season.

“I learned a lot,” Ramirez said of his time with Tampa. “I…

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