Mariners Release Matt Tuiasosopo

The Mariners have released minor league infielder Matt Tuiasosopo, according to a club press release. The move makes room on Seattle's 40-man roster for lefty Cesar Jimenez, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding transaction.

Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik told Tuiasosopo that the release was the result of a roster squeeze and the M's would like to have the 25-year-old back in the spring, tweets Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 radio in Seattle.

Tuiasosopo, a third-round draft pick in 2004, had spent all of 2011 with Tacoma, where he hit .226/.341./.394 with 14 homers. He played in parts of three seasons with the Mariners from 2008-10, hitting .176/.234/.306 in 210 plate appearances.

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13 Comments on "Mariners Release Matt Tuiasosopo"

4 years 23 hours ago

Actually his triple slash in the bigs was

.176/.234/.306 for an OPS of .540

4 years 22 hours ago

Good catch, thanks. I was giving him too much credit!

Matt Galvin
4 years 22 hours ago

The Marlins maybe?

4 years 22 hours ago

It is about time. Matt Tuiasosopo had enough chances to prove himself to the Seattle organization, but he just didn’t make it happen.

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 22 hours ago

Maybe he can play quarterback like his brother

4 years 22 hours ago

Time to go get in Huskies’ camp ASAP! …lol

4 years 21 hours ago

He is talented….he will get another shot somewhere

4 years 15 hours ago

He can’t meet the lowly requirements to start for Seattle.. Yeah, he’s super.

4 years 20 hours ago

Maybe Al Davis can sign him to play QB…….

4 years 20 hours ago

Don’t give him any ideas…although, given the Raider’s QB situation, what’s the worst that can happen?

4 years 10 hours ago

The worst thing that could happen with the Raiders QB situation is probably that Jason Campbell gets hurt.

I know this isn’t a football thread, but c’mon… the guy was solid last year and the team went 8-8. The Redskins would’ve done better with him than with McNabb.

3 years 11 months ago

I know…trust me, I’m a Raider fan. I don’t think his celing’s much higher though. And you’re right about the Redskin part

3 years 2 months ago

(Tui never did come back to Seattle) He ended up signing a minor league deal with the NY Mets. The End.