Mariners Release Josh Wilson

The Mariners released infielder Josh Wilson, tweets MLB.com'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.


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15 Comments on "Mariners Release Josh Wilson"


gigantes2425
4 years 5 months ago

Mariners should release everyone on their team and start over

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

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

4 years 5 months ago

and ackley who is supposed to be a really good player eventually.

yazpik
4 years 5 months ago

And Pineda who is our top pitching prospect since KING FELIX…

goner
4 years 5 months ago

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

m4r1n3r
4 years 5 months ago

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

Bucs
4 years 5 months ago

How would releasing your entire team help I wonder?

gigantes2425
4 years 5 months ago

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

Johnny Garcia
4 years 5 months ago

Not all jokes are created equal.

alphabet_soup5
4 years 5 months 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 5 months ago

Economical rounding. MLBTR is going green.

Bucs
4 years 5 months ago

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

wkkortas
4 years 5 months ago

One J. Wilson down, one to go.

woadude
4 years 5 months 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.

marinersforlife
4 years 4 months ago

releasing him did us a favor