Wilkerson, Norton Designated

3:28pm: Greg Norton was the other player designated.  Starting Balentien and Clement regularly should be a nice offensive upgrade for the Mariners.

3:04pm: According to Ryan Divish of the News Tribune, Brad Wilkerson‘s locker has been cleared out.  Divish speculates that Wilkerson has been designated for assignment.  He expects the Ms to make one other move to accomodate for callups of Wladimir Balentien and Jeff Clement.

Wilkerson, 30, hit .232/.348/.304 for the Mariners in 56 ABs.  He makes $3MM this year, plus up to $2MM in plate appearance bonuses.

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