SEATTLE (AP) After losing the last six games of a miserable road trip, the Seattle Mariners had to do something with its struggling roster.
The Mariners completed two days of roster shuffling on Friday when they designated infielder Robert Andino for assignment, clearing a spot on the 40-man roster to select catcher Jesus Sucre from Triple-A Tacoma. Seattle also recalled infielder Carlos Triunfel from Tacoma to replace Andino on the big league roster.
The moves came a day after Seattle demoted slumping Jesus Montero to Tacoma and likely ended his career as a big league catcher. While he'll still see some action behind the plate with the Rainiers, Montero will focus on getting his bat back in order and learning how to play first base.