Mariners Release Josh Wilson

The Mariners released infielder Josh Wilson, tweets's Greg Johns.  Wilson, 30, hit .227/.278/.29 in 388 plate appearances for the Mariners last year, logging 839 innings at shortstop.  By cutting him now, the Mariners owe only 45 days termination pay.  On a $725K salary that amounts to about $179K.

The Everett Herald's Kirby Arnold tweeted earlier today that the Mariners selected the contracts of Chris Ray and Jamey Wright, so today's purchase of Adam Kennedy's contract fills up the team's 40-man roster.  Wilson told Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times the Mariners are keeping non-roster invitee Luis Rodriguez as well, which can be made possible by placing Mauricio Robles on the 60-day DL.

15 Responses to Mariners Release Josh Wilson Leave a Reply

  1. Gigantes2425 4 years ago

    Mariners should release everyone on their team and start over

    • jwsox 4 years ago

      except smoak, ichiro and felix right? maybe even figgens too

    • goner 4 years ago

      Are the Mariners looking for a starting pitcher? I heard that Carlos Silva is now available

    • m4r1n3r 4 years ago

      Wow…. and this statement actually got 5 likes. That means there are at least 5 people as stupid as you are.

  2. Bucs 4 years ago

    How would releasing your entire team help I wonder?

    • Gigantes2425 4 years ago

      Apparently people don’t notice a joke when they see one

  3. alphabet_soup5 4 years ago

    “Wilson, 30, hit .227/.278/.29 in 388 plate appearances for the Mariners last year,”

    I have a feeling this isn’t a typo.

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      Economical rounding. MLBTR is going green.

    • Bucs 4 years ago

      .29 is the same as .290 not .029 if that’s what you meant.

  4. wkkortas 4 years ago

    One J. Wilson down, one to go.

  5. woadude 4 years ago

    I have a good feeling that after this year the M’s are going to make a good splash in the FA market and really round out their team, I see them going to Prince Fielder and maybe a starter, their Line up would be Ichiro,Figgins,Smoak,Fielder,Gutierrez,Ackley,Insert Left fielder and Insert SS………Felix,French,Pineda,Insert FA, and see what happens for the 5th spot, pretty good team going forward.

  6. marinersforlife 4 years ago

    releasing him did us a favor

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