Mariners Release Matt Mangini

The Mariners announced that they released Matt Mangini to create 40-man roster space for Anthony Vasquez, who starts the second game of Seattle's double header against Cleveland today. Seattle placed Dan Cortes for the 15-day disabled list with a bruised left ankle in a related move.

Mangini, 25, opened the season on the Major League disabled list, but did not appear in a game for Seattle this year. He spent the season at Triple-A Tacoma, where he posted a .336/.399/.409 line in 259 plate appearances. The 2007 supplemental first round draft choice played in 11 games for the Mariners last year, appearing at third base and DH.

Mangini had been on the disabled list with post-concussion symptoms. He was involved in a home plate collision before the Triple-A All-Star break.

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6 Comments on "Mariners Release Matt Mangini"

4 years 10 days ago

As an M’s fan, I don’t really like seeing Mangini being cut loose when there are other names that should go before him. I would think that Tom Wilhelmson, Matt Tuiasosopo, Carlos Peguero, and Mike Wilson are all candidates to be removed from the 40-man roster before Mangini.

4 years 10 days ago

How about Luis Rodriguez or Tuiasosopo

4 years 10 days ago

Why was he released? I know hes 26 but he was killin it at AAA…

4 years 10 days ago

PCL numbers. Inflated and the jump between AAA and the majors is huge. I don’t necessarily agree with this move, and I hope he gets on somewhere else, but I understand.

4 years 10 days ago

Dan Cortes……The old MTV guy????

(Really showing my age here, ugh)

4 years 10 days ago

I will never forget when the Mangenius was on “The Sopranos” for 30 seconds.  On a related note: The Boston Red Sox released Chuck Belichick, 25.  Chuck has not played in a game all year, but was caught videotaping the Mariners’ pre-game work-outs!