Mariners Must Clear 40-Man Roster Spot

27-year-old outfielder Mike Wilson is off to a blazing start for the Tacoma Raniers, with a .381/.429/.683 line in 70 plate appearances.  He'll be called up to the Mariners before Tuesday's game in Baltimore, reports Ryan Divish of The News Tribune.  Since he's not on the 40-man roster, the Mariners will need to clear a spot.

Divish ran through players who could be removed from the 40-man, and came up with minor leaguers Edward Paredes and Yoervis Medina as well as Mariners Chris Ray, Milton Bradley, and Ryan Langerhans.  It's time to end the Bradley experiment, writes Dave Cameron of U.S.S. Mariner.  In the opinion of Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, it will down to Ray or Langerhans.

Releasing Bradley would require eating the remainder of his contract.  He has just under $9.5MM remaining on the deal he signed with the Cubs in January of '09.  Bradley has a .209/.298/.351 line in 393 plate appearances for the Mariners since the beginning of the 2010 season.


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